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Water intake and fluid regulation in the horse

Nyman, Sara (2001). Water intake and fluid regulation in the horse. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Veterinaria, 1401-6257
ISBN 91-576-5917-6
[Doctoral thesis]

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The aim ofthis thesis was to study factors affecting water intake and fluid regulation in the horse, both at rest and in connection with exercise. Exercising horses sometimes show little inclination to drink despite extensive fluid losses and free access to drinking water. The results from this thesis confirm that a lack of an osmotic thirst stimulus (i.e. increase in plasma sodium concentration) reduces the post-exercise voluntary water intake in the horse. The water supply method had a great influence on the daily water intake. The daily intake was about 40% higher when horses were drinking from buckets than from an automatic water bowl (float valve, 3 L/min). In a two-choice preference test all horses showed a strong preference for buckets compared to an automatic bowl (pressure valve, 8 L/min). Different strategies for voluntary rehydration during endurance exercise were tested in a field trial. It was found that horses offered a saline solution to drink (9g NaCl/L) had the highest fluid intake and regained 84% of their body weight losses (

Authors/Creators:Nyman, Sara
Title:Water intake and fluid regulation in the horse
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Veterinaria
Year of publishing :2001
Number of Pages:50
Publisher:Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:91-576-5917-6
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Medical Bioscience
Keywords:aldosterone, arginine-vasopressin, atrial natriuretic peptide, dehydration, electrolytes, exercise, faeces, fluid balance, fluid regulation, horse, hyperhydration, plasma osmolality, plasma sodium, sweat, thirst, urine, water intake,water source
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ID Code:28369
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Department of Animal Physiology
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Deposited On:17 Jun 2022 07:25
Metadata Last Modified:17 Jun 2022 07:36

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