Nutritional Articles

Effect of nutritional antioxidant supplementation on systemic and pulmonary antioxidant status, airway inflammation and lung function in heaves-affected horses.

Published: 2002-12-31

Brief content of the article
The results of this study suggest that the antioxidant supplement used in this experiment modulated oxidant/antioxidant balance and airway inflammation of heaves affected horses.
An overview of the possible role of antioxidants and the physiological backround of horses with oxidative stress has been presented at the first European Equine Nutrition and Health symposium. A paper and powerpoint presentation are available by clicking the congres link of the inforcenter.
Keywords: supplementation; heaves; glutathion; vitamin C; vitamin E; oxidant; bronchoalveolar lavage.

Reference
Kirschvink, N., Fiévez, Bougnet, V., Art, T., Degand, G., Smith, N., Marlin, D., Roberts, C., Harris, P. and P. Lekeux. Effect of nutritional antioxidant supplementation on systemic and pulmonary antioxidant status, airway inflammation and lung function in heaves-affected horses. Equine vet. J. 34: 705-712.

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