Friday, June 21, 2019

Levels of a protein in Endurance horses could point to overtraining – study - Full Article

June 21, 2019

The measurement of serum amyloid A in the blood of Endurance horses might be a useful indicator of overtraining, the findings of a study suggest.

Serum amyloid A is an acute-phase protein made mostly in the liver. It has several roles, including the recruitment of immune cells to areas of inflammation.

Olga Witkowska-Piłaszewicz and her colleagues, writing in the journal Animals, said sport training in horses led to adaptations linked to physical effort that are reflected by the changes in blood parameters.

Blood testing is accepted as a support tool in the training of endurance horses, the study team from Poland said...

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