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First Posted: Apr 11, 2010
Jan 14, 2012

Effects of ribose supplementation on selected metabolic measurements and performance in maximally exercising Thoroughbreds.

Abstract/OtherAbstract: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of ribose supplementation on blood ammonia-N, plasma lactic acid, plasma glucose, volume of oxygen consumption (VO2), heart rate, and performance in Thoroughbred geldings performing a maximal treadmill standardized exercise test (SET). The hypothesis tested was that ribose supplementation would decrease ammonia-N and lactic acid accumulation during exercise, and improve performance. ...

Results from this study show that supplementation with 0.15 g ribose/kg BW twice daily in the diet of conditioned Thoroughbred geldings for 2 wk does not influence blood ammonia-N, plasma lactic acid, plasma glucose, VO2, heart rate, or performance during SET or the first 30 min of recovery.

Authors: A N Kavazis; J Kivipelto; H S Choe; P T Colahan; E A Ott
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Publication Detail: Type: Journal Article
Journal Detail: Title: Journal of animal science Volume: 82 ISSN: 0021-8812 ISO Abbreviation: J. Anim. Sci. Publication Date: 2004 Feb
Date Detail: Created Date: 2004-02-20 Completed Date: 2004-08-16 Revised Date: 2008-11-21
Medline Journal Info: Nlm Unique ID: 8003002 Medline TA: J Anim Sci Country: United States
Other Details: Languages: eng Pagination: 619-25 Citation Subset: IM
Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611, USA. andreas@animal.ufl.edu "

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