Serum mineral reference values in athlete Brazilian four-beat gaited horses

Revista Acadêmica: Ciência Animal

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Title Serum mineral reference values in athlete Brazilian four-beat gaited horses
Creator Cerqueira de Melo Vasco, Ana Caroline
Katurchi Mendes Melo, Stephânia
Soares Vasco Neto, Helio Lauro
Oliveira Filho, Emanuel Felipe
Castro Soares, Pierre
Cordeiro Manso Filho, Helio
Cavalcanti da Costa Cordeiro Manso, Helena Emília
Subject Electrolytes. Selenium. Sport horses. Gaited horses.
Description Little is known about the serum mineral profiles of Brazilian four-beat gaited horses, and this information could be used to improve their nutritional and exercise evaluation programs. This study aimed to determine the mineral values of athlete Campolina and Mangalarga Marchador horses performing two different gait types. One hundred adult horses (7 ± 3 yr and 432 ± 59 kg; mean ± SD) were grouped as follows: 25 batida gait Campolinas (CAMPb), 25 picada gait Campolinas (CAMPp), 25 batida gait Mangalarga Marchadors (MMb), and 25 picada gait Mangalarga Marchadors (MMp). They were fed fresh elephant grass (15 - 20 kg as-fed/day) and commercial concentrate (5 - 7 kg as-fed/day) as well as commercial mineral salt and water ad libitum. Horses were exercised three times a week (~40 – 50 min/day), and ~60% of the exercise comprised a speed session ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 m/s. Blood samples were collected after 12 h feed fasting and at least 24 h after exercise. Mineral concentrations were analyzed using ANOVA and Tukey’s test (p ≤ 0.05). No breed or gait effects were observed (p > 0.05) on serum levels of chloride, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and selenium. There was a breed by gait effect (p < 0.05) on calcium and phosphorus levels. Lower calcium levels were found in MMb (2.13 ± 0.02 mmol/L, p < 0.0032), while lower phosphorus levels were found in MMp (1.43 ± 0.02 mmol/L, p < 0.0005). The mineral values provided by the current study serve as reference values and are useful in the improvement nutritional and exercise evaluation programs of athlete four-beat gaited horses.
Publisher Editora PUCPRESS
Contributor Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
GUABI Nutrição Animal
Date 2021-01-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Revista Acadêmica Ciência Animal; v. 19 (2021): n. cont.; 1 - 9
Revista Acadêmica Ciência Animal; v. 19 (2021): n. cont.; 1 - 9
Language eng
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