Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tevis Research Evaluates Horses' Blood Chloride Levels - Full Article

By Marsha Hayes
Jul 16, 2013

During the 2012 Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance ride, Langdon Fielding, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, of Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center, in California, and head Tevis veterinarian Greg Fellers, DVM, oversaw a research project aimed at improving veterinarians' ability to quickly and accurately identify horses in danger of metabolic failure. And the team is back again this year to further that research.

A preliminary analysis of data taken last year from approximately 176 horses at the 36-mile checkpoint, Robinson Flat, showed that lower chloride values in the blood were associated with a horse’s failure to complete the event...

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