Pregnant Mare Exercise: No Negative Effect on Fetuses in Study

Some of us tend to think we should keep a broodmare's physical efforts down to a minimum. But new research shows the heart rates of 9-month-old fetuses remained unchanged during and after maternal exercise. Furthermore, plasma cortisol and plasma lactate concentrations were lower for the pregnant mares than for the same mares post-partum for the same exercise tests. These results indicate that the

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