February 1, 2021
The metabolitic signatures of Endurance horses could potentially be used to predict their performance in competition, according to researchers.
Researchers in Qatar said performance in Endurance racing depends on the interplay between physiological and metabolic processes.
“However, there is currently no parameter for estimating the readiness of animals for competition.”
Alana Halama and her fellow researchers, reporting in the journal Metabolites, set out to characterize the metabolic consequences of endurance racing and to establish a metabolic performance profile for those animals.
The study team monitored metabolite composition in blood plasma samples from 47 Arabian horses participating in endurance races, using a broad non-targeted metabolomics approach...