Electrocardiography and haematology of horses competing in a three-day event.

R. J. Rose, J. W. Backhouse, Jan Ilkiw

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Abstract

The electrocardiograms of 22 horses competing in a 3-day event were recorded before and after the event. In addition, blood samples were taken for determination of packed cell volume and total plasma protein before, during and after the speed and endurance phases (Day 2). The electrocardiograms of 13 horses showed various abnormalities before the event, most of which were T wave changes. As a result of competition in the event, there was a significant increase in the number of leads showing T wave abnormalities when the electrocardiograms taken before and after the event were compared. At all times measurements were taken there were significant increases in packed cell volume and total plasma protein over values obtained prior to the event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume56
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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