Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Endurance Heart Size

Elite endurance horses have bigger hearts than their less successful fellows, according to a recent report in the American Journal of Veterinary Research.

Dr Meg M Sleeper and colleagues examined 34 Arabian endurance horses. Based on their performance in a recent competition, horses were classified as elite (23 horses) and less successful (11).

A standardised ultrasound examination of each horse's heart was carried out…

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1 comment:

Monique Vincent said...

A long term study on heart size would be very interesting. Do elite athlete have a larger heart size and therefore perform better or does extreme conditioning/exercise promote the development of cardiomegally?