• Short Summary

    STOCKHOLM'S VETERINARY COLLEGE IS TESTING RACE HORSES IN A NEW WAY - MAKING THEM RUN ON A ROLLING CARPET TO FIND OUT IF THEY SUFFER FROM HEART TROUBLE.

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    GV ROLLING CARPET AND HORSE
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    2.
    CU MAN APPLIES ELECTRO CATHODE TO HORSE'S BACK
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    3.
    CU HANDS APPLY CATHODE
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    4.
    CU MAN HOLDS HORSE
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    5.
    CU HANDS APPLY DEVICE
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    6.
    MV MAN TURNS WHEEL TO START CARPET
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    7.
    GV CARPET STARTS ROLLING
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    8.
    MV MAN TURNS WHEEL TO INCREASE SPEED
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    9.
    MV HORSE TROTS ON ROLLING CARPET
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    10.
    CU SPEEDOMETER
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    11.
    U HORSE'S FRONT LEGS
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    12.
    SV MAN ADJUSTS ELECTRO CARDIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS
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    13.
    CU HAND ADJUSTS INSTRUMENT
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    14.
    GV HORSE'S HEAD
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    15.
    CU HORSE'S LEGS
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    16.
    CU "DRIVER" HOLDS REINS
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    17.
    CU HORSE'S HEAD
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    18.
    CU HORSE'S HOOVES
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    19.
    CU DIAGRAM OUT OF ELECTRO CARDIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS
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    20.
    CU HOOVES, PAN TO HORSE'S FACE
    1.02

    21.
    CU SPEEDOMETER
    1.04

    22.
    MV PANNING SHOT HORSE ON CARPET SLOWS DOWN
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    23.
    CU SPEEDOMETER
    1.11

    24.
    MV HORSE ACTS SUGAR
    1.15



    Initials JRG/S/JF/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: STOCKHOLM'S VETERINARY COLLEGE IS TESTING RACE HORSES IN A NEW WAY - MAKING THEM RUN ON A ROLLING CARPET TO FIND OUT IF THEY SUFFER FROM HEART TROUBLE. THIS IS PROBABLY FIRST FILM OF A RACE HORSE AT TOP SPEED SHOT WITH A STATIC CAMERA.

    TWO SEPARATE KINDS OF TESTS ARE MADE. THE FIRST TO TEST THE HEART'S ABILITY TO PUMP BLOOD. A LONG, THIN INSTRUMENT IS INSERTED THROUGH A BLOOD VESSEL IN THE HORSES NECK TO DETERMINE THE BLOOD-PRESSURE IN THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HEART AND THE BLOOD-VESSELS OF THE LUNGS. THE SECOND TEST EXAMINES THE CONDITION OF THE HEART MUSCLE.

    THE ROLLING CARPET IS CLAIMED THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD AND THE 40 ODD HORSES THAT HAVE BEEN TESTED SO FAR HAVE HAD NO DIFFICULTY AT ALL IN KEEPING PACE WITH IT. AS A PRECAUTION, A SAFETY BELT IS STRAPPED AROUND THE HORSE. SHOULD THE HORSE STUMBLE, IT WILL BE QUICKLY HOISTED FROM THE GROUND. BUT SO FAR, NO HORSE HAS.

    TESTS USUALLY LAST 5 MINUTES. THEY START AT A WALKING PACE. SPEED IS THEN INCREASED TO A SLOW TROT, AND THEN TO THE EQUIVALENT OF A SPEED OF 40 KILOMETRES AN HOUR. THE ROLLING CARPET TEST WAS BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE SUDDEN DEATHS OF HORSES ON SWEDEN'S RACE TRACKS TWO YEARS AGO - AS A RESULT OF UNKNOWN HEART DISEASES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEYMM95LBPDZ2OZZHPWM6FAE4
    Media URN:
    VLVADEYMM95LBPDZ2OZZHPWM6FAE4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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