Because of its energy density, fat is often added to the diet for exercising horses; however, little attention has been given to the effect of dietary fatty acid composition. The aims of this study were to compare the effect of two diets containing different oils on the fatty acids haematic profile during and after an aerobic exercise test on treadmill. Four adult trained gelding Standardbred (mean BW=481±27 kg) were used in a two replicated 2x2 Latin Square design. Mixed hay-concentrate diets contained corn oil (CORN) or a mix of mono-di and triglycerides of olive oil (MDTO) were administrated. The horses received the diets for a period of four weeks. At the end of the adaptation period an aerobic exercise test on treadmill (30-min long) was carried on. Blood samples were collected at rest, after 15’ and 30’ of exercise and during recovery period (at 10’, 30’ and 60’). Serum fatty acid concentration was determined. MDTO supplemented horses showed an higher percentage of Oleic acid during and after the exercise test; whereas Linoleic acid showed a significant difference (P<0.05) between groups with the highest value at 10’ and 30’ after exercise in the CORN supplemented group.
|Autori:||GATTA D; CASINI L; MAGNI L; LIPONI GB|
|Titolo:||Effect of different oils administration on oleic and linoleic serum profile in horses during standardised exercise test on treadmill|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4081/ijas.2009.s2.709|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|