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Title: Biokinematics under competitive racing conditions in young standardbred trotters: a preliminary report
Authors: Vilar Guereño, José Manuel 
Miró Rodríguez, Francisco
Santana Del Pino, Ángelo 
Spinella, Giuseppe
UNESCO Clasification: 2406 Biofísica
3109 Ciencias veterinarias
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
Keywords: Biokinematics
Horse
Trotter
Performance
Competition
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: 0737-0806
Journal: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 
Abstract: With the aim of evaluating equine performance in competitive trotter horses under normal racing conditions data of stride length, stride frequency and mean horses speed were obtained from 50, 2-year-old Italian winner fillies during the racing and the sprint laps of competition. The enhancement of speed in the sprint lap was obtained by increasing both stride length and stride frequency. Stride frequency for the racing and the sprint laps were (mean +/- SD) 133.63 +/- 3.93 and 138.97 +/- 6.62 strides per minute, respectively and Stride length for the racing and the sprint laps were 7.17 +/- 0.17 and 7.30 +/- 0.11 m, respectively; mean speed was 48.18 +/- 1.09 km/hr. The usefulness of the kinematic assessments is discussed as is its potential reference for future indicators of performance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47406
ISSN: 0737-0806
DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2010.04.001
Source: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science [ISSN 0737-0806], v. 30 (5), p. 275-277
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