What’s the Best Method to Cool a Hot Horse?

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WHAT IS THE BEST METHOD TO COOL DOWN A HOT HORSE? NEW RESEARCH FROM JAPAN

COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT METHODS FOR COOLING HOT HORSES!

A study just published by the Japan Racing Association adds to our knowledge of how to best cool hot horses after exercise in hot conditions. The study looked at the rate of decrease in pulmonary artery blood temperature and rectal temperature after Thoroughbred horses were exercised on a treadmill in a WBGT index of ~32°C. The horses were exercised at canter until their pulmonary artery blood temperature reached 42°C. Pulmonary artery . . .

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Dr David Marlin is a physiologist and biochemist who has worked in academia, research and professional sport. He has worked in the equestrian and veterinary world and in human sport, healthcare, medicine and exercise science. In 1989 David obtained his PhD from the UK’s leading sports university, Loughborough University following a four-year study on the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training, undertaken at the renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. You can read David's full biography in the Our Website section.