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Ergogenic potential of nutritional strategies and substances in the horse
Brief content of the article
The first part of the article consists of a general discussion about questions like “what is an ergogenic aid”, “how could one design the ideal nutritional ergogenic aid?”, “why are there difficulties in confirming the efficacy of ergogenic aids?” and “what about the ethics of ergogenic aids?”. The authors further review the evidence for and against various postulated nutritional ergogenic aids, including creatine, carnitine, oil supplementation, amino acids and β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) with particular reference to the horse.
Keywords: performance; supplements; nutraceuticals.
Harris, P.A. and Harris, R.C. 2005. Ergogenic potential of nutritional strategies and substances in the horse. Livestock production science 92: 147-165.