The effect of agility exercise on eiconsanoid excretion, oxidant status, and plasma lactate in dogs

"The objective was to determine the effects of agility exercise on dogs of different skill levels with respect to urinary eicosanoids, urinary 15F2t-isoprostane (lipid peroxidation marker) and hematological/biochemical changes in plasma.  Fifteen adult dogs had blood and urine samples obtained prior to, immediately and 4-hours following an agility exercise."

"Agility competition in dogs has become a popular sport with a high incidence of injury.  Development of methods to reduce increases in urinary TXB2 and plasma lactate in elite canine athletes warrants investigation and determination of their effects on injury rates in dogs is a possible next step in this research."

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