Raman spectroscopy is a rapid qualitative and quantitative technique that allows the simultaneous determination of several components, both biomolecules both chemical compounds, in the biological fluids to assess the metabolic status. In this study, the serum composition was evaluated in regularly trained athletic horses using Raman spectroscopy to identify biomarkers of sports performance. Five clinically healthy and regularly trained Italian Saddle horses were subjected to a standardized obstacle course (350 m/minute; eleven 1.25 high jumps) preceded by a warm-up. On the collected sera, at rest, immediately after exercise, 30 minutes, and 1 hour after the end of the exercise Raman measurements were performed using a diode laser with the excitation wavelength of 785 nm. The analysis of the obtained spectra allowed the identification of peaks and bands different in position and intensity among the experimental conditions. The acquired spectra, obtained from horse sera collected during the experimental protocol, were visually similar, except for the large band detected in the 1,250–1,800 cm−1 range. The spectral intensity of the Raman spectrum decreased after training and 30 minutes after the end of exercise respect to the before exercise value, to come to the basal value after 60 minutes the end of the exercise. In conclusion, we can claim the ability of Raman spectroscopy to reveal the metabolic status of horses after physical exercise.

APPLICATION OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE EVALUATION OF METABOLOMIC DYNAMIC ANALYSIS IN ATHLETIC HORSES

Acri G.;Testagrossa B.;Giudice E.;Arfuso F.;Piccione G.
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Giannetto C.
2021-01-01

Abstract

Raman spectroscopy is a rapid qualitative and quantitative technique that allows the simultaneous determination of several components, both biomolecules both chemical compounds, in the biological fluids to assess the metabolic status. In this study, the serum composition was evaluated in regularly trained athletic horses using Raman spectroscopy to identify biomarkers of sports performance. Five clinically healthy and regularly trained Italian Saddle horses were subjected to a standardized obstacle course (350 m/minute; eleven 1.25 high jumps) preceded by a warm-up. On the collected sera, at rest, immediately after exercise, 30 minutes, and 1 hour after the end of the exercise Raman measurements were performed using a diode laser with the excitation wavelength of 785 nm. The analysis of the obtained spectra allowed the identification of peaks and bands different in position and intensity among the experimental conditions. The acquired spectra, obtained from horse sera collected during the experimental protocol, were visually similar, except for the large band detected in the 1,250–1,800 cm−1 range. The spectral intensity of the Raman spectrum decreased after training and 30 minutes after the end of exercise respect to the before exercise value, to come to the basal value after 60 minutes the end of the exercise. In conclusion, we can claim the ability of Raman spectroscopy to reveal the metabolic status of horses after physical exercise.
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