Plasma total antioxidant status in horses after 8-hours of road transportation
Artur Niedźwiedź , Krzysztof Kubiak , Józef Nicpoń
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 8-hour road transport on plasma total antioxidant status (PTAS) and general clinical appearance in horses.
FINDINGS: The study was conducted on a group of 60 horses of different breeds aged from 4 to 10 years. Venous blood was collected and a clinical examination was performed immediately before loading horses onto trailers for an 8 hour transport (I), immediately after unloading them from the trailer (II), and after a subsequent 24 hour stall rest (III). The ferric-reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) was used to determine PTAS. The transportation significantly increased respiratory and heart rates. The average PTAS increased during the three subsequent samplings: I: 170±77 (μmol/l) II: 204±70 (μmol/l) III: 221±74 (μmol/l).
CONCLUSION: Long-distance transport increased the PTAS horses, as well as respiratory and heart rates.
|Journal series||Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, ISSN 0044-605X, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Score|| = 30.0, 09-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 09-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 13; = 10; : 2013 = 1.111; : 2013 = 1.382 (2) - 2013=1.719 (5)|
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