EQUINE LOCOMOTION AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

AGR2ELP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces basic inheritance and genetics for athleticism, and equine biomechanical locomotion parameters in the horse. Knowledge of the physiological and biochemical processes involved in exercise and athletic conditioning and the effects on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems are also examined. An understanding of the limiting physiological processes in the equine athlete will be utilised to examine the major consequences of exercise, which go beyond a horses ability to maintain homeostasis.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe student is expected to work with live animals. All use of animals is regulated through the Scientific Procedures Licence and The Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The athletic horse: building on strengths, overcoming weaknesses

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBecker, H

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCADMOS VERIAG, UK.

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The Genetics of the Horse

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBowling, A & Ruvinsky, A

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCABI, Wallingford

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The athletic horse: principles and practice of equine sports medicine

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHodgson, DR, McKeever, KH & McGowan, CM

Year2014

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS ELSEVIER, ST LOUIS, MISSOURI.

ISBNN/A

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The horse in motion: the anatomy and physiology of equine locomotion

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPilliner, S, Elmhurst, S & Davies, Z

Year2002

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD, UK.

ISBNN/A

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Fitness evaluation of the horse

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHourdebaigt, J

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY, HOBOKEN, NJ.

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Equine exercise physiology : the science of exercise in the athletic horse

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHinchcliff, KW, Geor, RJ & Kaneps, AJ

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAUNDERS/ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH.

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Equitation science

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcGreevy, PD & McLean, AN

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, CHICHESTER

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Biomechanics and physical training of the horse

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDenoix, J

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCRC PRESS, BOCA RATON.

ISBNN/A

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Equine sports medicine and surgery: basic clinical sciences of the equine athlete

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHinchcliff, KW, Kaneps, AJ & Geor, RJ

Year2014

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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URLN/A

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Equine locomotion

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBack, W & Clayton, H

Year2013

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherELSEVIER, ST LOUIS, MI.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss the basis of inheritance and genetics for athleticism.
02. Evaluate the key characteristics of a horse's gait, considering the biomechanics of movement and key areas of stress.
03. Relate muscle form to function using external landmarks and knowledge of underlying bones, joints and muscle groups.
04. Differentiate the key physiological and biochemical aspects of the equine response to exercise and training.
05. Identify performance limiting physiological processes in the equine athlete.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Delivered as either face-to-face or as a pre-recorded online lecture

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.00 h practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical at Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Facilities or other suitable equine facilities. Classes will be capped at 20 students. Where enrolments exceed 20, extra classes will be delivered

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Delivered as self-directed learning reading material or online tasks

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Six online quizzes (1,200-words equivalent total). Each quiz is of equal value (equivalent to 200 words), one quiz every 2 weeks.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 1800-word practical report. Based on live horse practical classes

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 1.5-hour written examination (equivalent to 1500 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5