Body weight, hematologic findings, and serum and plasma biochemical findings of horses competing in a 48-, 83-, or 159-km endurance ride under similar terrain and weather conditions.

@article{Barton2003BodyWH,
  title={Body weight, hematologic findings, and serum and plasma biochemical findings of horses competing in a 48-, 83-, or 159-km endurance ride under similar terrain and weather conditions.},
  author={M. H. Barton and Lisa C Williamson and Stephanie Jacks and Natalie Norton},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={746-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare physiologic, hematologic, and selected serum and plasma biochemical variables obtained from horses competing in 48-, 83-, or 159-km endurance rides before competition and at the same cumulative distance points. ANIMALS 83 horses. PROCEDURE Weight and rectal temperature measurements and blood samples were obtained from horses before, during, and after 1 of 3 rides conducted on the same day. Plasma protein (PP), lactate, WBC, serum electrolyte, and calcium concentrations… CONTINUE READING

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