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dc.contributor.authorGroppi, Lauren
dc.description.abstractEndurance rides are a physically challenging athletic endeavor and development of lameness is the most common reason that horses competing over distances of 50 to 100 miles fail to finish Thus, it is important to study the physiological effects of fatigue and to search for easily measured parameters that may predict fatigue and impending development of lameness The purpose of this study was to analyze stride frequency and stride length as simple parameters that could be used to indicate fatigue in endurance horses If one or more changes in these stride characteristics would prove to be an early indicator of fatigue, they could prove to be a useful tool at veterinary checkpoints during the ride to help determine if a horse is able to continue Having more parameters to determine a horse’s soundness during competition would increase welfare for the horse and safety for the rider In this study, we hypothesized that stride characteristics, specifically stride frequency and stride length, would change with increasing fatigueen
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2008.
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentations Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleAnalysis of stride frequency and stride length in horses completing treadmill endurance exerciseen

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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