Journal article

Assessment of alterations in triglyceride and glycogen concentrations in muscle tissue of Alaskan sled dogs during repetitive prolonged exercise

Erica C McKenzie, Kenneth W Hinchdiff, Stephanie J Valberg, Katherine K Williamson, Mark E Payton, Michael S Davis

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH | AMER VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in muscle glycogen (MG) and triglyceride (MT) concentrations in aerobically conditioned sled dogs during prolonged exercise. ANIMALS: 54 Alaskan sled dogs fed a high-fat diet. PROCEDURES: 48 dogs ran 140-km distances on 4 consecutive days (cumulative distance, up to 560 km); 6 dogs remained as nonexercising control animals. Muscle biopsies were performed immediately after running 140, 420, or 560 km (6 dogs each) and subsequently after feeding and 7 hours of rest. Single muscle biopsies were performed during recovery at 28 hours in 7 dogs that completed 560 km and at 50 and 98 hours in 7 and 6 dogs that completed 510 km, respectively. Tissue samples were analyzed..

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