Effect of diet on plasma tryptophan and serotonin in trained mares and geldings

D. Alberghina, C. Giannetto, E.K. Visser, A.D. Ellis

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Abstract

Concentrations of tryptophan (TRP) and serotonin (5-HT) in plasma were measured in 36 moderately trained Dutch warmblood horses after eight weeks on a high fibre (n=18) or high starch (n=18) diet. Samples were taken three hours after feeding, when the horse was at rest, either at 11.00 or 14.00 hours. Plasma 5-HT and pH were significantly higher in horses fed a high fibre diet than those fed a high starch diet (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume166
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • serum tryptophan
  • sex-differences
  • horses
  • exercise
  • behavior
  • brain
  • blood
  • availability
  • depletion
  • glucose

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    Alberghina, D., Giannetto, C., Visser, E. K., & Ellis, A. D. (2010). Effect of diet on plasma tryptophan and serotonin in trained mares and geldings. Veterinary Record, 166(5), 133-136. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.c502