STUDY OF THE CHANGES IN SOME PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNS IN DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS IN RACES HORSES TREATED WITH BLACK TEA SUPPLEMENTATION
Sarmad Abdul Razzaq Abood Alsaadi* and Abdul Muniem Ibrahim Salih Aljobory
Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Black Tea on Physiological Signs of delayed onset muscle soreness in Races Horses. Methods: In an experimental study, 15 healthy Stallion Local horses of races, the horses divided randomly into 3 groups, including: Black Tea intake 5 hour before racing (BTBR), Black Tea intake immediately after racing (BTAR) and Control group (C). Treated horses fed 10 % Black Tea in their feed before and after exercise. The exercise protocol consisted of a 20 minute start running all of them at same time under supervision by Racecourse Executive. Muscle soreness scores, isometric strength and surroundings of thigh muscle, and hip range of locomotion were recorded at mentioned times. Results: The results revealed a significant decrease of pain in BTBR compared to BTAR after 24 and 48hr of racing and BTAR compared to Control group (p <0.05). The other factor did not change importantly. Conclusion: The outcomes of this study indicate that 10 % of Black Tea may have an analgesic effect on DOMS.
Keywords: Physiological Signs, Muscle Soreness, Races Horses.
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