Normal Resting & Dynamic Exercising Exam



Normal URT Exam Videos

High Speed Treadmill Exercise Protocol

During peak exercise, a horse moves 75 liters per second through the URT 
and creates a negative pressure of 45 cm of water in the trachea.  At rest, 
the horse only moves 4 litres per second and creates just 5 cm of water 
in the trachea.  It should be readily apparent that conditions existing at  peak exercise and rest in the URT are very different.   The dynamic  evaluation of horses for poor performance includes the use of a high-speed treadmill.

Use the menu above to view a video of an exercising horse on the treadmill.