The biochemical status and mineral metabolism indicators were assessed in 42 Arabian stallions aged from 3 to 23 years. The relationship of the studied indicators in the age aspect was studied. All stallions were divided into 4 age groups: I-from 3 to 5 years old (n = 9), II-from 6 to 11 years old (n = 12), III-from 12 to 20 years old (n = 11) and IV older 20 years old (n = 10). It was established that the concentration of total protein in blood serum was significantly higher (p = 0.038) in horses over 20 years old compared to age groups I and II. A significant decrease in serum albumin concentration was found in age groups III and IV by 11.2% (p = 0.041) and 10.5% (p = 0.043), compared with groups I and II, respectively. In the studied stallions in the age group over 20 years, a weak positive correlation was found between the concentration of lead in the mane and the content of tin-r = 0.44, cadmium-r = 0.63 and aluminum-r = 0.89 in blood serum. The data obtained indicate that with an increase in the level of lead in the body, an increase in the content of tin, aluminum and cadmium in the blood of animals is also observed. A high positive correlation between cadmium and aluminum was also found-r = 0.71 in the blood serum of stallions over 20 years old.
Assessment of mineral metabolism and biochemical status in the body of Arabian horses in age aspect
V. V. Kalashnikov, A. M. Zaitcev, M. M. Atroshchenko, O. V. Kvan, E. V. Sheida, S. S. Akimov; Assessment of mineral metabolism and biochemical status in the body of Arabian horses in age aspect. AIP Conf. Proc. 20 June 2023; 2817 (1): 020014. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0148859
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