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Table 3 Heart rate of Quarter Horses walking on a water treadmill

From: Workload of horses on a water treadmill: effect of speed and water height on oxygen consumption and cardiorespiratory parameters

  Control (no water)
(n = 15)
Mid cannon
(n = 12)
Carpus
(n = 15)
Stifle
(n = 12)
1.11 m/s 55 (49–65)a 59 (53–73)a 61 (59–71)bc 67 (63–74)c
1.25 m/s 57 (50–63)a 62 (54–73)b 68 (62–76) bc 67 (66–77)c
1.39 m/s 59 (51–64)a 61 (56–74)b 67 (63–75)bc 69 (65–78)c
  1. Heart rate while working on a water treadmill at three water levels (mid cannon, carpus, stifle) and speeds (1.11, 1.25, 1.39 m/s) compared to control (no water – averaged over data collected on all 3 days). Median (IQR) shown in beats/min. Superscripts indicate differences between HR values at the same treadmill speed (rows). Values with the same superscript are not different from each other