Clearance of infused triglyceride by resting horses

L. R. Moser, L. M. Lawrence, Jan E Novakofski, D. M. Powell

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1. 1. Clearance of infused lipid was observed in six mature resting horses, 2 to 6 hr after receiving a meal of alfalfa hay. 2. 2. Intralipid®, a 10% triglyceride emulsion, was infused at a rate of 0.2 ml/kg into the jugular vein. 3. 3. Blood samples were obtained for 80min post-infusion and assayed for plasma triglyceride concentration. 4. 4. Clearance rate of the infused lipid was very slow (mean t 1 2 = 269 min). 5. 5. The clearance rate of the infused lipid in these horses was much slower than has been observed in other species. 6. 6. The slow clearance of infused triglyceride in horses may suggest an inability to efficiently metabolize lipoproteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-363
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1993


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  • Physiology

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