The effects of prolonged exercise on plasma concentrations of corticosteroids, insulin, glucose, lactate and beta-hydroxybutrate were studied in a group of horses competing in a 160 km endurance ride. Of the 53 horses included in the study at the outset, 23 completed the course. Plasma corticosteroids increased while glucose and insulin decreased during exercise. Little change occurred in plasma lactate or beta-hydroxybutyrate. The parameters studied did not result in the finding of any consistent significant differences beteeen individuals that completed and those that did not complete the course.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Equine Veterinary Journal|
|State||Published - Jul 1980|
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