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Effect of suppressed of gonadal function with altrenogest on stress-response and performance in mares during initial equestrian training

Abstract
The project aims to investigate the effect of long-term suppression of ovarian cyclicity with altrenogest on performance, excitability and stress-response in young mares during their initial equestrian training. We follow the hypothesis, that continuous altrenogest treatment will have beneficial effects on perfomance and willingness of young mares by reducing the stress-response to external stimuli and stressful situations during training. If the hypothesis can be accepted, this would be of interest with regard to induced improvement of performance and would require adjustment of doping regulations.
Lemma
Altrenogest bei der Stute
Project leader
Kaps Martim
Duration
01.01.22-01.01.24
Type of Research
Applied research
Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology
Graf Lehndorff Institute for Equine Science
Insemination and Embryotransfer Platform
Funded by
Stiftung Brandenburgisches Haupt- und Landgestüt Neustadt (Dosse), Neustadt (Dosse), Germany
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