Erythrocyte vitamin B, and B6 dependent enzymes in adult and newborn Thoroughbred horses

  • Maria de Fátima Cepa Matos Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, MS
  • Lucila Freire Medeiros Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, São Paulo, SP
  • Luiz Otavio Medeiros Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, São Paulo, SP
  • Orlando Cesar de Oliveira Barretto Universidade de São Paulo, Faculadade de Medicina, São Paulo, SP
Keywords: Thoroughbred horses, Erythrocytes, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine, Glutathione reductase, Aspartato-aminotransferase.

Abstract

In order to assess the Thoroughbred horses nutritional status as to riboflavin and pyridoxine, 10 adults and 30 newborns were investigated. In both adults and newborns, riboflavin intake was sufficient to meet their nutritional
needs; however, a moderate pyridoxine deficiency was detected amongst the adult horses, but not in the newborns. This findings suggests that a pyridoxine supplementation to adult horses may be necessary to keep their nutritional poise.

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Published
1996-09-01
How to Cite
Matos, M. de F., Medeiros, L., Medeiros, L. O., & Barretto, O. C. de. (1996). Erythrocyte vitamin B, and B6 dependent enzymes in adult and newborn Thoroughbred horses. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 33(3), 149-152. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v33i3p149-152
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BASIC SCIENCES