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Title: Non-invasive measurement of oxidative stress in senior and exercising horses
Author: Neville, Rachel Frances
ISNI:       0000 0001 3442 6892
Awarding Body: De Montfort University
Current Institution: De Montfort University
Date of Award: 2002
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The published data regarding oxidative stress in horses is generally concerned with blood and muscle samples. The aim of this thesis was to use non-invasive markers as a novel approach to investigate cellular stress in performance and senior horses. In addition, urine was analysed using IH NMR spectroscopy and renal insult during ageing and exercise was investigated using urinary N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) activity. The results demonstrated that urinary thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) in horses could be measured using a method adapted from Vagi (1976) and were significantly decreased following supplementation with antioxidants in the form of dandelion and milk thistle (p
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Free radicals