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THE INFLUENCE OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION ON BONE MINERAL CONTENT AND BONE METABOLISM IN THE STALLED HORSE

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dc.contributor.advisor Spooner, Holly
dc.contributor.author Berger, Amy
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-05T20:11:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-05T20:11:10Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-13
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5706
dc.description.abstract Whole body vibration (WBV), an emerging therapy, has shown positive effects on bone health in humans and horses. As stalling has shown deleterious effects on bone, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of WBV on bone parameters in stalled, healthy horses. Twelve mature mixed breed horses were randomly assigned to control (CON, n = 6) or vibration (VIB, n = 6). Radiographs were taken of the left third metacarpal for determination of bone mineral content (BMC), and serum was collected for determination of pyridinoline cross-links (PYD), a marker of bone resorption. No treatment effect was found for change in BMC in any cortex (P > 0.05) or for PYD concentration (P = 0.85). BMC unexpectedly increased across both groups in all cortices (P < 0.05), yet PYD increased from day 0 to 14 (P = 0.01). The results show no influence of WBV on BMC or bone metabolism in stalled, healthy horses if no stalling-related decrease in BMC is observed.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Bone
dc.subject Equine
dc.subject Exercise
dc.subject Whole body vibration
dc.title THE INFLUENCE OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION ON BONE MINERAL CONTENT AND BONE METABOLISM IN THE STALLED HORSE
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Haffner, John
dc.contributor.committeemember Hoffman, Rhonda
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Animal sciences
dc.description.degree M.S.
dc.contributor.department College of Basic & Applied Sciences


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