Journal article

Intensity-dependent effects of acute submaximal exercise on the pharmacokinetics of bromsulphalein in horses.

TM Dyke, RA Sams, KW Hinchcliff

Am J Vet Res | Published : 1998


OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of acute exercise on hepatic blood flow by studying hepatic clearance of bromsulphalein for several submaximal exercise intensities. ANIMALS: 8 adult Standardbred mares. PROCEDURE: Horses were subjected to 4 submaximal exercise intensities (resting and 40, 60, and 80% maximal oxygen consumption). After horses had been running at the required treadmill speed for 1 minute, bromsulphalein (BSP; 5 mg/kg of body weight, IV) was administered during a 45- to 60-second period, and horses continued at the desired speed for an additional 15 minutes. Blood samples were collected at 2-minute intervals for 30 minutes, and plasma concentration of BSP was determined by s..

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