Tuesday, July 06, 2004

GBR: Endurance research to improve welfare

Isobel Walsh
Horse &Hound
07.06.2004


Leading equine vets and scientists are collating information in the field to improve the welfare of horses in endurance

As part of an initiative by the FEI and the International Conference for Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP), the world?s leading endurance vets and research scientists used the FEI Newmarket & Emirates Endurance Office?s 160km ride last weekend as a forum for pioneering work on the development of the sport.

During the 160km ride last weekend, researchers looked at weight loss in horses, how their immune system reacted to the exertion, and the question of dehydration and loss of electrolytes.

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