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Effect of intravenous administration of furosemide on mass-specific maximal oxygen consumption and breathing mechanics in exercising horses.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Veterinary Research
0002-9645
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
60
Issue
11
Pages
1415–1422
Identifiers
PMID: 10566819
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Previous studies have suggested that prerace administration of furosemide may have a positive effect on performance. Results of this study indicate that this may be attributable, in part, to an increase in mass-specific VO2max but not to improvements in breathing mechanics or gas exchange. Most of the increase in mass-specific VO2max appeared to be attributable to weight loss associated with diuresis induced by furosemide.

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