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Serum lipid and lipoprotein patterns of Iranian horses

Author(s) : F. Asadi, P. Asadian, A. Shahriari, M. Pourkabir & A. Kazemi

Summary :

Patterns of serum biochemical parameters vary among horse breeds. The objective of the present study was to compare serum lipoproteins of Iranian Caspian ponies with those of other horses (Arabs and Thoroughbreds) in the Iranian region. Serum lipoprotein values were determined by agar-agarose gel electrophoresis and measured by scan densitometry. Moreover, serum triglyceride and cholesterol concentrations were determined and the results were analysed by one-way analysis of variance. Serum triglyceride and cholesterol values were 1.13 ± 0.23 and 2.38 ± 0.18 mmol/l in Caspian ponies, 1.96 ± 0.49 and 1.92 ± 0.25 mmol/l in Arab horses and 1.38 ± 0.26 and 2.17 ± 0.53 mmol/l in Thoroughbred horses. The relative percentages of α- (72.63 ± 17.76%) and β-lipoproteins (29.10 ± 5.49%) in serum electrophoretic tracings from Caspian ponies were not significantly different from those of other horses (p > 0.05). The lipoprotein phenotype in Caspian ponies may be useful for evaluating metabolic diseases.
 
Keywords
Horse – Iran – Iranian Caspian pony – Lipid – Lipoprotein – Serum.

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