The Equine Athlete

Thermoregulation


How does the course work?

Online Course duration

1 h 45
Online learning

What you will learn

Horses are naturally able to adapt to a wide range of climatic conditions. Understanding how a horse does this, and how movement affects a horse's core temperature is important for anyone involved with horses that engage in athletic activities. In this course, you will learn about:

  • how horses are equipped to cope with different environmental conditions;
  • how heat exchange works;
  • why heat-loss mechanisms are so important in the exercising horse;
  • how fluid and electrolytes are involved in heat loss mechanisms;
  • how to artificially increase, or reduce heat loss in the horse; and
  • how to prepare a horse for exercise in thermally stressful environments.

Course format

Online

Authors

Dr Isabel Imboden