Rehydration fluid temperature affects voluntary drinking in horses dehydrated by furosemide administration and endurance exercise
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To determine whether temperature of rehydration fluid influences voluntary rehydration by horses, six 2-3-year-old horses were dehydrated (4-5% body weight loss) by a combination of furosemide administration and 30 km of treadmill exercise. For the initial 5 min following exercise, horses were offered a 0.9% NaCl solution at 10, 20, or 30 degreesC. Subsequently, after washing and cooling out, voluntary intake of water at 10, 20, or 30 degreesC from 20 to 60 min after exercise was measured. The authors observed that following exercise these dehydrated-normothermic horses voluntary drank the greatest amount of fluid at near ambient (20 degrees C) temperature.
Keywords: horse; endurance; exercise; dehydration; drinking temperature.
Butudom, P., Barnes, D.J., Davis, M.W., Nielsen, B.D., Eberhart, S.W.,and Schott, H.C. II. 2004. Rehydration fluid temperature affects voluntary drinking in horses dehydrated by furosemide administration and endurance exercise
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