Past proceedings - iceep 1

Proceeding from ICEEP symposiums serve as definitive reference tools for equine exercice physiology researchers worldwide. Each paper in the proceedings undergoes careful screening and editorial review prior to publication to ensure scientific accuracy and relevance.


iceep 1 Contents


Respiratory function in the exercising horse: A review.

Respiration in exercising horses.

Respiration and locomotion.

Respiratory air flow and sound intensity.

Resonant frequency of the lateral ventricle and saccule and whistling.

Cardiorespiratory adaptations to exercise in riding horses with chronic lung disease.

Laryngeal asynchrony in the horse : Definition and significance.

Exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage in horses after different competitive exercises.

Exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage in horses.

Effects of furosemide on exercise induced alterations in hae mostasis in thoroughbred horses exhibiting post-exercise epistaxis.

Determination of the site of airway obstruction using gases of differing density.


Cardiovascular response to exercise in the horse a review.

Transmural coronary vasodilator reserve in ponies at rest and during maximal exercise

Transmural distribution of myocardial blood flow during graded treadmill exercise in ponies

Heart score: physiological basis and confounding variables.

A comparaison of electrocardiographic findings in racehorses presented either for routine examination or poor racing performance.

The effects of vertical force on blood flow in the palmar digital arteries of the horse.

Capillary filtration in the equine digit.


Skeletal muscle adaptations A review.

Correlated histochemistry and morphometry in equine skeletal muscle.

The use of morphometry and enzyme ativity measurements in skeletal muscles for the assessment of the working capacity of horses.

Skeletal muscle characteristics of young standardbreds in relation to growth and early training.

Muscle histochemistry and biochemistry of thoroughbred horses.

Skeletal muscle characteristics of foals at two to four weeks and eight months of age.

A histochemical assessment of the capillary blood supply of the middle gluteal muscle of throughbred horses.

Muscle glycogen, lactate and pyruvate concentration in the thoroughbred horse following maximal exercise.

Changes in muscle glycogen, lactate and pyruvate concentration int the thoroughbred horse following maximal exercise.


Remarks on gait analysis.

A quantitative force plate assessment of equine locomotor performance.

Morphological attributes associated with speed of running in horses.


Nutritional requirements of the exercising horse .A review.


Thermoregulation and fluid balance in the exercising horse.

Investigations on sodium metabolism in exercised Shetland ponies fed a diet marginal in sodium.


Physiological factors affecting resting haematology.

The significance of haematological data in the evaluation of soundness and fitness in the horse.

Effects of training and time of day of blood sampling on the variation of some common haematological parameters in normal thoroughbred racehorses.

Exercise induced alterations in haemostasis in thoroughbred horses.



The biochemistry and haematology of inherent performance

Plasma biochemical values in thoroughbred horses in training.

The influence of racing on selected serum enzymes electrolytes and other constituents in thoroughbred horses.

Preliminary studies on the relationship of red blood cell potassium concentration and performance.

Body water and water turnover rate in thoroughbred horses in training.

The role of hormones in exercise physiology.


Post race blood biochemistry in thoroughbred.

The effects of maximal exercise on acid base balance and arterial blood gas tension in thoroughbred horses.

Biochemical changes in thoroughbred racehorses following sub maximal and maximal exercise.

Haematology and blood biochemistry of horses during a 210km endurance ride.

Some observations on the haematology and blood biochemistry of horses competing in 80 km endurance rides.

Plasma enzyme activities in endurance horses


Evaluation of exercise tolerance and fitness in the performance horse.

Cardiorespiratory and metabolics effects of training of Standardbred yearlings.

Effects of training and detraining on oxygen uptake, cardiac output, blood gas tensions, ph and lactate concentrations during and after exercise in the horses.

Heart rate, lactic acid production and speed during a standardized exercise test in Standardbred horses.

Some physiological responses of Standardbred horses to a sub maximal exercise test following conventional and interval training.

An evaluation of heart rate and respiratory rate recovery for assessment of fitness during endurance rides.


Drugs and equine performance a review.

A double blind study of the effects of amphetamine and methylphenidate on physiological parameters in standardbred horses performing a sub maximal exercise tests.

Astudy of the effects of methylprednisolone, promazine, amphetamine and furosemide on physiological parameters in standardbred horses performing a sub maximal exercise test.

Effects of theophylline and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs on pulse and blood lactate responses to exercise in the horse A preliminary report.