UnissResearch

Logo Universitàegli studi di Sassari
titoli, abstracts, parole chiave >>>
Valutazione di alcuni parametri fisici, ematologici e biochimici come indicatori dello stato di benessere nei cavalli da polo

Zobba, Rosanna (2009) Valutazione di alcuni parametri fisici, ematologici e biochimici come indicatori dello stato di benessere nei cavalli da polo. Doctoral Thesis.

[img]
Preview
Full text disponibile come PDF Richiede visualizzatore di PDF come GSview, Xpdf o Adobe Acrobat Reader
1031Kb

Abstract

The aim of this research was to evaluate the alterations of some physical, haematologic and biochemical parameters in polo horses, in order to assess homeostatic changes caused by this equestrian sport, describe the physical effort and evaluate the respect of animal-welfare. Blood samples were collected from 12 horses at rest, immediately after playing a chukker and after a 30 minute rest period. Each horse was studied during four days of competition. The blood samples were analyzed for a complete blood count and for total proteins, AST, CK, LDH, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and lactic acid. Samples taken after playing had significant increases in RBC, Hct, Hgb, WBC, LYM, TP, CK, LDH and lactic acid and significant decreases of Plt, Pct, Ca, P and Mg. It was concluded that polo is an exercise with aspects similar to racing, even if it is characterized by accelerations, decelerations, stops and changes of directions, whereas it is very different from sports such as endurance, which require resistance and not power or speed. Even if polo can be considered an exercise which requires moderate to high effort from cardiovascular and muscular systems, we have observed that alterations of physical and haematological parameters after the game represented only a physiological adaptation to exercise. Horses didn’t show any signs of fatigue or distress.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis
ID Code:1028
Publisher:Universita' degli studi di Sassari
Uncontrolled Keywords:Polo, cavallo, benessere, ematologia, ematochimica
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/08 Clinica medica veterinaria
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Biologia animale
Cicli, scuole e corsi:Ciclo 21 > Corsi > Riproduzione, produzione e benessere animale
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:04

I documenti depositati in UnissResearch sono protetti dalle leggi che regolano il diritto d'autore

Repository Staff Only: item control page