Effects of caffeine on exercise performance of physically fit thoroughbreds

Kathleen A Savage, Patrick T Colahan, Ian R Tebbett, Brett L Rice, Lester L Freshwater, Christie A Jackson

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To determine the effects of a dose of caffeine (2.5 mg/kg, IV) administered to physically fit Thoroughbreds during incremental exercise testing to fatigue on a treadmill.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-573
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


  • animals
  • caffeine
  • carbon dioxide
  • central nervous system stimulants
  • cross-over studies
  • female
  • heart rate
  • horses
  • lactic acid
  • male
  • oxygen consumption
  • physical conditioning
  • random allocation

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