Effects of exercise stress on various immune functions in horses.

Wong C.W., Smith S.E., Thong Y.H., Opdebeeck J.P. and Thornton J.R. (1992) Effects of exercise stress on various immune functions in horses.. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 53 8: 1414-1417.

Author Wong C.W.
Smith S.E.
Thong Y.H.
Opdebeeck J.P.
Thornton J.R.
Title Effects of exercise stress on various immune functions in horses.
Journal name American Journal of Veterinary Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9645
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 53
Issue 8
Start page 1414
End page 1417
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 3400 Veterinary
Abstract Chemotactic locomotion and luminol-dependent chemiluminescence of neutrophils, mitogen-induced lymphocyte blastogenesis, serum cortisol concentration, immunoglobulin quantification, and leukocyte counts were determined to evaluate the effect of a single strenuous exercise in horses. Increased serum cortisol concentration (P less than 0.01) and an increased neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (P less than 0.05) indicated that horses had been stressed. The chemotactic index and peak chemiluminescence production decreased significantly (P less than 0.05 and P less than 0.01, respectively) 1 day after exercise. Mitogen-induced blastogenesis of lymphocytes and serum immunoglobulin values remained unchanged in response to exercise. Results of this study indicated that a single bout of exercise may transiently impair neutrophil antimicrobial functions and nonspecific defense mechanisms, but not specific immunity in horses.
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