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Acute phase protein concentrations after limited distance and long distance endurance rides in horses.
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PMID:  22390917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Acute phase proteins (APP) have been described as useful for assessing health in human and animal patients, as they closely reflect the acute phase reaction (APR). In humans and dogs a reaction analogous to APR has also been described after prolonged or strenuous exercise. The aim of this study was to determine, if similar reactions occur in endurance horses after limited and long distance rides. Seventeen horses that successfully completed various distance competitions were tested. Routine haematological and biochemical tests were performed and the concentrations of serum amyloid A (SAA), C-reactive protein (CRP) and haptoglobin were measured. Typical endurance exercise-induced haematological and biochemical changes were observed in all horses, regardless the distance. After long distance rides, the level of SAA markedly increased, but CRP and haptoglobin concentrations remained unchanged. After limited distance rides no changes in the levels of APPs were noted. Exercise-induced APR in horses occurred only after prolonged, strenuous exertion, and differed from APR in inflammation in that only SAA concentration was increased.
Anna Cywińska; Ewa Szarska; Renata Górecka; Lucjan Witkowski; Mateusz Hecold; Andrzej Bereznowski; Antoni Schollenberger; Anna Winnicka
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2661     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Pathology and Veterinary Diagnostics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland.
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