The Waltham Equine Studies Group is sponsoring the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP), to be held in Chester from June 16-20 2014, in conjunction with Kentucky Equine Research.
ICEEP’s extensive, five-day programme will feature a number of keynote speakers:
- The event will commence with Prof Warwick Bayly discussing applied exercise physiology, followed by Drs Emmeline Hill and Des Leadon on the genetics of equine performance.
- On day two Prof Ray Geor will discuss recent advances in the nutrition of the athletic horse and Jose Rivero will explore progress in understanding skeletal muscle design and adaptability of equine athletes.
- Local excursions on day three will be followed on day four by Prof Rene van Weeren on biomechanics as the gateway towards better understanding of the horse-rider interaction and Prof Robert Shave on the athletic heart.
- The final day will see Prof Graeme Close looking at the balance between recovery and adaptation – does nutrient timing hold the key and Dr Narelle Stubbs will examine comparative physiotherapy and maintaining the equine athlete for optimal performance.
- For more about ICEEP and to book online visit www.ICEEP.org