Changes in blood gas, acid-base and metabolic parameters in horses during three-day event competition.

@article{Rose1980ChangesIB,
  title={Changes in blood gas, acid-base and metabolic parameters in horses during three-day event competition.},
  author={Reuben J. Rose and Jan E. Ilkiw and Dimitrios Sampson and J W Backhouse},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={1980},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={393-5}
}
Sixteen horses competing in a three-day event had venous blood samples collected during the speed and endurance test (day 2) to examine changes in blood gas ands acid-base balance, and the concentrations of lactate, pyruvate, beta-hydroxybutyrate, acetoacetate, alpha-ketoglutarate and cortisol. Following the roads and tracks and steeplechase phases there was a significant metabolic and respiratory alkalosis despite a rise in lactate. After completion of the cross country section, although there… CONTINUE READING