Serum amyloid A (SAA), the major equine acute-phase protein, is often measured after the race to investigate whether poor performances could depend on inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess whether there is an increase in concentration of SAA in serum samples collected from 12 clinically healthy Standardbred horses 1 hour after a standard race. Exercise induced an increase in red blood cells, hematocrit, and total proteins but not in SAA. However, a two- to threefold increase of SAA concentration as compared with prerace values was found in three horses. In conclusion, the concentration of SAA in most of the samples collected 1 hour after the race remains unchanged as compared with prerace samples. However, individual variability in response to exercise exists. The evaluation of SAA immediately after the race is not clinically useful.
Short-term evaluation of serum amyloid A after exercise in clinically healthy horses / L. Giori, P. Moretti, A. Giordano, S. Paltrinieri. - In: JOURNAL OF EQUINE VETERINARY SCIENCE. - ISSN 0737-0806. - 31:9(2011 Sep), pp. 499-501.
|Titolo:||Short-term evaluation of serum amyloid A after exercise in clinically healthy horses|
GIORI, LUCA (Primo)
MORETTI, PIERANGELO (Secondo)
GIORDANO, ALESSIA (Penultimo)
PALTRINIERI, SAVERIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Exercise; Horse; Serum amyloid A (SAA); Standardbred|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2011.05.008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|