Course code HFX321

HFX321 Equine Exercise Physiology

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Ragnar Salte
Teachers: Idun Rosenfeld
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Max. 20 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Even years
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Last time: 2015V
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course is being revised. The course is a combination of lectures and discussions, but is mainly comprised of supervised work on key topics based on literature and exercises. The exercises are mainly conducted at the UMB treadmill, but also at competition horses" training grounds. The results of the group work shall be presented and discussed in seminars.
Learning outcome:
Having finished the course, students will know how the athletic horse responds to exercise and training. They will have aquired knowledge on muscle strength and endurance, on factors that limit performance, and on how to assess maximal work capacity. Furthermore, they will know about energy metabolism and factors governing the selection of fuel for muscular work, and how the athletic horse should be fed before and after hard work.
Teaching support:
Supervised exercises.
An overview is distributed at the start of the course.
HFX120, HFX201, HFE200.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Group work.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:

The course is designed for master"s degree students in animal nutrition

An external examiner will assess the oral examination.
Examination details: :