Instrumentation of Exercising Thoroughbreds to Determine Blood Gas Tensions and Acid‐base Status

L. P. TATE, W. T. CORBETT, J. H. FOREMAN, B. J. BISHOP, C. L. SWEENEY

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Abstract

A device was constructed of easily obtained medical supplies, and hardware and could be used to obtain multiple arterial samples when manually triggered. The right carotid arteries in five normal horses were surgically elevated, thereby permitting percutaneous cannulation. Each horse was galloped on a 1.6‐km test track at approximately 500 m/min, and the rider triggered the mechanism at each 0.4‐km mark. Each horse underwent 10 test gallops, and a mean and standard error was determined for each sampling mark including preexercise and postexercise samples. The results indicated that horses ridden under the aforementioned conditions became acidemic and hypoxic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Surgery
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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