Exercise Physiology

Ontario is home to numerous world class equine athletes. Understanding how horses achieve and maintain their top condition is critical to equine health and welfare and the sustainability of the competition industry.

Equine exercise physiology is the study of the response of the horse’s body to exercise and training and includes the study of electrolyte balance, responses of muscle and bone, and the production and oxygen radicals and inflammation.  

See what exciting discoveries our researchers have made in these areas. 

Pearson, WendyOntario Agricultural College, University of Guelph - Animal Biosciences
Physick Sheard, PeterOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – Population Medicine
Lindinger, MichaelNutraceutical Alliance

Areas of Equine Research

Ontario’s equine researchers investigate a wide range of issues involving horses and the horse industry. Click on a link below to see who’s working in that area.


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