Exchange of electrolytes in sports horse for exercise

  • I.A. Maksymovych Lviv national university of veterinary medicine and biotechnologies
Keywords: electrolytes, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sport horse, exercise


The article presents the results of research content of electrolytes in the blood sport horses before and after exercise. The study was conducted on 50 horses Ukrainian warmlood, Hanoverian and Westphalian breeds. Research biochemical blood parameters in horses, including the maintenance of electrolytes used to determine the effect of exercise on physical performance of animals. Horses electrolytes play an important role in maintaining osmotic pressure, fluid balance, so it is important to determine the contents of the horses during and after exercise. Established that the content of calcium and phosphorus in serum horses after exercise of medium intensity tended to decrease. Exercise in sport horses not affect the metabolism of magnesium in the blood. After exercise serum sport horses significantly reduced in sodium and potassium, which is due to loss of electrolytes through sweat and development electrolyte imbalance.


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Maksymovych, I. (2017). Exchange of electrolytes in sports horse for exercise. Scientific Messenger of LNU of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies. Series: Veterinary Sciences, 19(77), 100-104.