Navigation Links
Exercise affects reproductive ability in horses
Date:12/5/2012

In the latest issue of the Journal of Animal Science, researchers at Clemson University and the University of Florida examine the impact of exercise on mare reproductive health and embryo transfer.

In the study, researchers divided light-horse mares into three research groups: no exercise (control), partial-exercise and full-exercise. Their goal was to measure reproductive blood flow and embryo number and quality. Partial-exercise mares were moderately exercised for 30 minutes daily during the periovulatory period and rested after ovulation for seven days. Full-exercise mares were exercised for 30 minutes daily throughout the reproductive cycle.

Results from the study showed that exercise induced greater cortisol concentrations in horses. Cortisol has been shown to have effects on reproduction.

Embryo recovery rates were reduced in exercised horses compared to the control group. There was no significant difference in embryo recovery rates for partial-exercise and full exercised groups, but the partial-exercised group had the lowest embryo quality score.

"This led us to conclude that exercise was just as detrimental, if not more so, to the time period just prior to and during fertilization," said Christopher Mortensen of the University of Florida and one of the authors of the study.

The impact of exercise on early pregnancy is still an area that needs further research. Researchers are looking to study embryo quality because advancing technology has allowed embryo transfer to become a vital part of the horse industry.

"What we hypothesize is the reduced hormone concentrations may be having an effect on the mare's oocytes, meaning they are not as 'competent' and have a reduced ability to be fertilized, or if fertilized, compromised embryo development," said Mortensen.

These findings could have implications for human pregnancy.

"While many studies in women have shown intense exerci
'/>"/>

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madelinems@asas.org
217-689-2435
American Society of Animal Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UIC researcher receives $1.6 million grant to study how exercise affects bone strength
2. Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds
3. Exercise benefits found for pregnancies with high blood pressure
4. Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure
5. Hospital-based exercise programs benefit people with osteoarthritis
6. Exercise a Likely Tool for Parkinsons Patients
7. With Diabetes, Boosting Exercise Should Be Done Safely
8. The Biggest Loser May Sour Viewers on Exercise, Study Finds
9. Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds
10. Sudden cardiac death in Ontario under age 40 - is exercise dangerous?
11. Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... DC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 “ ... as part of its monthly Biz Report, which ... to consumers. Scott Steinberg, a host of NewsWatch and ... how these high quality lenses can save users hundreds ... Eyewear, a San Francisco company creates fashion-forward glasses ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Today, Fecbek, a leading dress manufacturer and ... occasion gowns. These are a lot of beautiful A-line dresses, ... range. , A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped ... part of the legs. In the western world, skirts are ... a draped garment which is made out of a single ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Dr. Shalev is a Texas native, and grew ... at the University of Texas, and graduated with a Bachelors ... real passion lay in dentistry, and she went on to ... Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. Dr. ... of The Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Texas Dental ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 18, 2014 ADVOCATE, the premier ... announces today that they have been awarded the ... in Fort Wayne, Indiana. , ADVOCATE ... encompassing their proprietary suite of billing process software ... improves radiology billing and data quality consistency by ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... their exercise - even when they're already practicing or ... I was inspired to design a special fitness system ... or playing baseball or football," said an inventor from ... the MOBILITY FITNESS SYSTEM, which maximizes a body workout ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NewsWatch Recently Featured the Fashion-Forward Frames “Francis Drake Eyewear” on National Television 2Health News:Fecbek.com Has Recently Announced Its New Series of Delicate Special Occasion Gowns Online 2Health News:ADVOCATE Wins Radiology Billing Agreements with Fort Wayne Radiology 2Health News:ADVOCATE Wins Radiology Billing Agreements with Fort Wayne Radiology 3
... inexpensive technologies based on sound and light waves, researchers hope ... for suspicious lesions. Results of the study on ultrasound-guided optical ... print issue of Radiology . "The goal ... optical tomography in the near infrared spectrum with ultrasound localization ...
... Africa has only 11% of the world,s population, yet more ... and two-thirds of the world,s AIDS deaths. New data reveal ... 5 years remaining before the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should ... global statistics and competitions over estimates. Two new ...
... ... in Arizona, has teamed up with former,world-champion cagefighter Jamie Varner to get ... June 20th but came away without a victory due to controversial,scoring that ... broken hand and foot. A rematch is,now likely, and the physicians at ...
... of the skin appendages such as hair, nails, sweat ... be increasing in the United States, according to a ... Dermatology , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Cutaneous ... complex neoplasms with diverse differentiation that frequently present a ...
... health record systems likely will soon become a fixture ... health care costs and improve medical outcomes, which could ... increases access for millions of Americans. Although benefits ... substantial, EHR systems also give rise to increased liability ...
... raises risk of heat illess, they don,t heed the ... -- Although diabetes raises the chances of developing heat ... to reduce their risk, a new Mayo Clinic survey ... ability to sweat, which predisposes them to heat-related illness, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Noninvasive combination technique may reduce number of breast biopsies 2Health News:Country action is needed for maternal and child health in Africa 2Health News:Arizona Pain Specialists Help Jamie Varner Fight Back 2Health News:Cancers of sweat glands, other skin-related structures may be increasing in United States 2Health News:Electronic health records could give rise to more liability risk 2Health News:Electronic health records could give rise to more liability risk 3Health News:Many Diabetics Unaware of Hot Weather Hazards 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014  Decision ... colitis (CD/UC) patients eligible for biologic therapy, ... a biologic. Surveyed gastroenterologists cite patients, discomfort ... for low penetration rates, followed by cost-related ... UC patients receiving biologics, Janssen Biotech,s Remicade ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014  Rebiotix Inc. announced this morning that ... product candidate, RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) will be presented in two ... in Philadelphia from October 8-12. ... the poster session on Thursday, October 9, 2014: ... Infection: 60-Day Interim Analysis of the PUNCH-CD Phase 2 Safety ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014   OTEMR, Inc. , ... Complete EHR certification, which designates that the software is ... 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to ... Act (ARRA).  ONETOUCH EMR 2.0 was certified on July ... of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Majority of Surveyed Gastroenterologists Agree that Biologics Should be Prescribed to More Patients in the Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Paradigm 2The Majority of Surveyed Gastroenterologists Agree that Biologics Should be Prescribed to More Patients in the Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Paradigm 3PUNCH CD Study Drug Targeting Recurrent C. difficile Infection to be Presented at IDWeek 2014 2PUNCH CD Study Drug Targeting Recurrent C. difficile Infection to be Presented at IDWeek 2014 3PUNCH CD Study Drug Targeting Recurrent C. difficile Infection to be Presented at IDWeek 2014 4OTEMR, Inc.'s ONETOUCH EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 2OTEMR, Inc.'s ONETOUCH EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 3
... recommendations for knee and ... hip osteoarthritis, ... MT. LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 19 A newly released set ... worldwide who live in pain due to inconsistent treatment,approaches and confusion ...
... Feb. 19 Joseph F. Finn, Jr.,CPA, the ... announced,today the design of a clinical trial to ... approved antibiotics. Rifalazil, the,most potent anti-chlamydial agent that ... treatment option for Chlamydia STD. The insidious aspect,of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Osteoarthritis: Which Treatments Work and Which Don't? 2Osteoarthritis: Which Treatments Work and Which Don't? 3ActivBiotics Outlines a Clinical Path Forward to Examine if Rifalazil Is Superior to Azithromycin in the Treatment of Chlamydia STD 2
... Ultracentrifuge power for small-volume samples. With ... method of removing chylomicrons (fat particles in ... results for lipemic clarification. Lipemic samples can ... need for sendouts. The easy-to-operate tabletop ...
... Dimension Xpand integrated chemistry system brings ... to the smaller laboratory. A model ... Xpand integrated chemistry system features state-of-the-art ... low-volume testing environment, in a flexible, ...
The Dimension RxL Max is an integrated chemistry system and is the most powerful and technologically advanced Dimension analyze with new standard for excellence in clinical diagnostics. Simply put, t...
... Dimension clinical chemistry integrated systems combine the ... cartridge, the power of the Multiply and ... the heterogeneous module to meet the challenges ... broad test menus, the systems can meet ...
Medicine Products: