Innovative sensors for the assessment of exercise stress in athlete horse


  • Elisabetta Porzio Università degli studi di Perugia, Perugia
  • Samanta Mecocci University of Perugia, Perugia (PG)
  • Francesco Renzi University of Tuscia, Viterbo (VT)
  • Giovanni Chillemi University of Tuscia, Viterbo (VT)
  • Marco Milanesi University of Tuscia, Viterbo (VT)
  • Giovanni Vignali University of Tuscia, Viterbo (VT)
  • Riccardo Valentini University of Tuscia, Viterbo (VT)
  • Francesca Beccati University of Tuscia, Viterbo (VT)
  • Elisabetta Chiaradia University of Perigua, Perugia (PG)
  • Massimo Trabalza-Minnucci University of Perugia, Perugia (PG)
  • Katia Cappelli University of Perugia, Perugia (PG)
  • Marco Pepe University of Perugia, Perugia (PG)



horse, exercise test, sensors, stress, DEPH


Exercise tests are indicated for the evaluation of a horse’s physical condition and for the analysis of poor athletic performance, often associated with discomfort during training or competition that creates excessive stress in the animal. In order to understand the different biological mechanisms of adaptation to exercise-induced stress, a large amount of data need to be collected in real time, to obtain what is called “deep phenotyping” (DEPH) that opens the way to the full exploitation of omic techniques. The aim of the study is the configuration of innovative low-cost sensors for real time detection of crucial stress parameters that will allow early identification of metabolic dysfunctions preserving the horse’s welfare.






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