Exploring Equine Metabolome: Insights from High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Equids".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 197

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Department of Veterinary Science, University of Messina, Polo University Annunziata, Messina, Italy
Interests: athletic horse; chronophysiology; exercise physiology; domestic animals
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Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: chronophisiology; thermal biology; equine exercise physiology; transport stress; locomotor activity
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Dear Colleagues,

In athletic horses, the evaluation of performance levels is crucial to prevent sports injuries during training. Raman spectroscopy is an innovative technique that allows for a rapid evaluation of biological materials. It also permits qualitative and quantitative sample analysis, which leads to the simultaneous determination of components of an examined biological sample. Equine metabolic homeostasis may be influenced by many factors, such as nutrition, training, management strategies, and climate conditions. The evaluation of the metabolite profile enables us to identify the alteration of the organism physiology and/or the mechanism of adaptation of the animal in attempt to restore homeostasis during various physiological and management conditions. The application of Raman spectroscopy to biological samples represents a useful technique for secondary structure protein identification when investigating the metabolic changes that occur in horses. In line with this, this Special Issue welcomes studies exploring the application of Raman spectroscopy to biological fluid as well as the tissue adaptations and perturbations associated with any equid physiological state.

Dr. Claudia Giannetto
Dr. Francesca Arfuso
Dr. Giuseppe Acri
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  • aging
  • climate conditions
  • equine physiology
  • equine nutrition
  • equine performance
  • equine management
  • equine sport
  • equine health
  • exercise
  • horse
  • metabolites
  • muscle physiology
  • neonatal period
  • peripartum
  • physiological stress
  • training
  • stress

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