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Blood changes during training and racing in sled dogs.
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PMID:  7996288     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six male and six female Alaskan Huskies allocated three by three to two teams fed rations slightly different in protein/fat ratio (A, 29.2: 53.7%; B, 34.1: 48.5% of digestible energy) were studied for hematological and metabolic changes during a complete training and racing season (24 wk). Blood variables [packed cell volume (PCV), red blood cell count (RBC), mean corpuscular volume, hemoglobin, total plasma protein, free fatty acids, cholesterol, lactic acid, creatine phosphokinase (CPK), creatinine, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)] and six minerals were determined before (at rest) and immediately after a test run of 9 km and then 10, 20 and 30 min later, at the beginning of training as well as 7, 20 and 24 wk later. Training and exercise both significantly influenced PCV, RBC, creatinine and ALT and exercise influenced CPK. Only negligible differences were found between the diets.
A Querengaesser; C Iben; J Leibetseder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nutrition     Volume:  124     ISSN:  0022-3166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-19     Completed Date:  1995-01-19     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404243     Medline TA:  J Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2760S-2764S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Nutrition, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Alanine Transaminase / blood
Animal Feed
Creatine Kinase / blood
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
Dogs / blood*
Erythrocyte Count
Hematocrit / veterinary
Physical Conditioning, Animal / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Dietary Proteins; EC Transaminase; EC Kinase

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