Nutritional Articles

Estimation of total sweating rate and mineral loss through sweat during exercise in 2-years old horses at cool ambient temperature

Published: 2003-06-25

Estimation of total sweating rate and mineral loss through sweat during exercise in 2-years old horses at cool ambient temperature
The authors studied total sweating rate (SR) and the amount of mineral loss (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, P, Zn and Cu) through sweat during exercise in young horses receiving light exercise. The authors concluded that under these experimental conditions (cool ambient temperature) yearling horses do not need to be given extra minerals in order to compensate for mineral loss. Sodium losses were such that compensation of sodium loss was necessary (supplying salt).
Keywords: performance; mineral loss; minerals; sweating; climate

Reference
Matsui, A., Osawa, T., Fujikawa, H., Asai, Y., Matsui, T. and Yano, H. 2002. Estimation of total sweating rate and mineral loss through sweat during exercise in 2-years old horses at cool ambient temperature. J. Equine Sci. 13: p 109 – 112.

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