Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2010
Effects of flunixin on cardiorespiratory, plasma lactate and stride length responses to intense treadmill exercise in Standardbred trottersKallings, P.; Persson, S. G. B.; Essen-Gustavsson, B.
AbstractThe increased HR and lactate responses to exercise after flunixin treatment indicate that it does influence physiological responses, but does not improve the performance potential of clinically healthy horses. However, the lengthened stride during submaximal exercise after medication could imply undetected subclinical lameness, masked in some of the horses, i.e. they have performed with a longer stride at the cost of a higher heart rate and an increased lactate concentration.
Keywordshorse; NSAID; exercise test; oxygen uptake; heart rate
Published inEquine Veterinary Journal
2010, volume: 42, pages: 618-623
Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences
UKÄ Subject classification
Animal and Dairy Science
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