Mississippi State University
Thu T. Dinh
Caleb O. Lemley
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
Equine athletes are subjected to environmental and physical stressors resulting in oxidative stress that can negatively impact performance. Oxidative stress can result in lipid peroxidation, cell damage, and DNA degradation leading to physiological dysfunction and increased instance of disease. It has been established that humans are able to adapt to oxidative stress when exposed to extended periods of high-intensity exercise, however, this has yet to be established in the equine model. In the present study, we sought to establish patterns of oxidative stress expression immediately following exercise and adaption to prolonged exposure to exercise training in the equine model. Results indicate horses express changes in oxidative stress biomarkers at the onset of exercise training but adapt with prolonged exercise regimes. Future research should focus on mitigation techniques and therapeutics for oxidative stress in equine athletes.
Ott, Elizabeth Catesby, "Oxidative stress biomarkers in blood plasma of moderately exercised horses" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5206.