Horses spend most of their day eating, standing, and occasionally exercising. Exercise can range from running in a pasture to athletic training. Under resting conditions, horses easily maintain the internal environment. The performance of work or exercise is a major physiologic challenge, a disturbance to homeostasis that invokes an integrative response from multiple organ systems. The response to exercise involves endocrine and neuroendocrine signaling associated with the short-term and adaptive control of many systems. The coordinated control of multiple physiologic variables is essential for achieving regulation to maintain the integrity of the internal environment of the body.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Growth hormone