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See detailEffect of exercise on blood glutathione in healthy race horses
De Moffarts, Brieuc; Kirschvink, Nathalie; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (2004), 447

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See detailEffect of exercise on blood oxidant/antioxidant markers in standardbred horses: comparison between treadmill and race track tests.
de Moffarts, Brieuc; Kirschvink, Nathalie; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Equine Veterinary Journal. Supplement (2006), (36), 254-257

REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Interest in establishing oxidant/ antioxidant profiles in competition horses is increasing. Earlier studies performed in horses have mainly been performed under laboratory ... [more ▼]

REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Interest in establishing oxidant/ antioxidant profiles in competition horses is increasing. Earlier studies performed in horses have mainly been performed under laboratory conditions using a treadmill and it is not known to what extent laboratory results of oxidant/antioxidant studies might be transposed to field conditions. OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact on the blood oxidant/ antioxidant status of a standardised exercise test including a run up to fatigue performed on a treadmill (TM) and on a racetrack (RT) in healthy and trained Standardbred horses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During TM and RT tests the following blood antioxidant markers were analysed in jugular venous blood at rest and 15 mins (E15) after an intense bout of exercise: uric acid (UA), ascorbic acid (AA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione (reduced: GSH and oxidised: GSSG), glutathione redox ratio (GRR) and protein thiol (PSH). Running time to fatigue (RTF), velocity during the last exercise stage (Vmax), final heart rate (HRfinal) and venous lactic acid (LA) were also recorded. RESULTS: Vmax was significantly (P<0.05) higher during the RT, whereas LA was significantly lower. HRfinal and RTF did not differ significantly between TM and RT. Exercise induced a significant increase (R vs. E15) of UA and AA in both tests, whereas GSH and PSH decreased significantly. GPx, SOD, GSSG and GRR remained unchanged. Differences between TM and RT were significant at E15 for UA, AA and PSH. CONCLUSIONS: Comparison of oxidant/antioxidant profiles from laboratory and field studies are difficult to standardise and should be interpreted with caution. POTENTIAL RELEVANCE: For the same RTF and final HR, the TM induced stronger changes in blood lactate and in blood oxidant/antioxidant balance than did RT. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of exercise on equine alveolar ventilation
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg

in Proceedings of the Eleventh Veterinary Respiratory Symposium, Champaign, Illinois (1992, September 27)

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See detailEffect of exercise on innate immunity in horses
Art, Tatiana ULg

in Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM): ACVIM, Le Touquet France (2013)

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See detailEffect of Exercise on the Partitioning of Equine Respiratory Resistance
Art, Tatiana ULg; Serteyn, Didier ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Equine Veterinary Journal (1988), 20(4), 268-273

Pleural, tracheal, pharyngeal and mask pressures as well as airflow and tidal volume of five ponies on a treadmill (incline 8.3 degrees) were recorded simultaneously while resting, walking, trotting ... [more ▼]

Pleural, tracheal, pharyngeal and mask pressures as well as airflow and tidal volume of five ponies on a treadmill (incline 8.3 degrees) were recorded simultaneously while resting, walking, trotting slowly, trotting fast, after standing for 30 secs and 5 mins after the end of the exercise. The curves obtained were used to calculate total pulmonary resistance (RL), lower airway resistance (RLA) and upper airway resistance (RUA). The latter was also divided into nasal resistance (Rnas) and laryngeal plus extrathoracic tracheal resistance (Retr + lar). Furthermore, the inspiratory and expiratory components of each of these R values were estimated. Levels of RL, RLA and RUA were increased significantly during exercise but, during the recovery period, the values were significantly lower than those pre-exercise. RUA represented 82 per cent of RL at rest and this percentage did not change significantly during and after exercise. The nasal resistance to RUA ratio was always higher than 0.5. The fact that RL increased with exercise intensity was due to the increase of RUA during inspiration, and mainly a result of the increase of RLA during expiration. At fast trot, RLA represented 5 and 50 per cent of RL during inspiration and expiration respectively. It was concluded that heavy exercise induces in ponies an increase of RL, one reason for which could be the partial collapse of the extrathoracic and intrathoracic airways during inspiration and expiration respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of exogenous circulating anti-bPL antibodies on bovine placental lactogen measurements in foetal samples.
Alvarez Oxiley, Andrea Vivian ULg; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica (2010), 52

BACKGROUND: The involvement of placental lactogen (PL) in the regulation of foetal growth has been investigated in different species by in vivo immunomodulation techniques. However, when circulating ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The involvement of placental lactogen (PL) in the regulation of foetal growth has been investigated in different species by in vivo immunomodulation techniques. However, when circulating antibodies are present together with the hormone, the procedure for hormonal measurement becomes considerably complex. The aim of this study was the immunoneutralization of bovine placental lactogen (bPL) concentrations in bovine foetal circulation by direct infusion of rabbit anti-bPL purified immunoglobulins (IgG) via a foetal catheter (in vivo study). The ability of a RIA based on guinea pig anti-bPL antiserum, for the measurement of bPL concentrations in samples containing exogenous rabbit anti-bPL immunoglobulins, was also analyzed in in vitro and in vivo conditions. METHODS: Six bovine foetuses were chronic cannulated on the aorta via the medial tarsal artery. Infusion of rabbit anti-bPL IgG was performed during late gestation. Pooled rabbit anti-bPL antisera had a maximal neutralization capacity of 25 microg bPL/mL of immunoglobulin. Interference of rabbit anti-bPL immunoglobulin with radioimmunoassay measurement using guinea pig anti-bPL as primary antibody was first evaluated in vitro. Polyclonal anti-bPL antibodies raised in rabbit were added in foetal sera to produce 100 samples with known antibodies titers (dilutions ranging from 1:2,500 till 1:1,280,000). RESULT(S): Assessment of the interference of rabbit anti-bPL antibody showed that bPL concentrations were significantly lower (P < 0.05) in samples added with dilutions of rabbit antiserum lower than 1:80,000 (one foetus) or 1:10,000 (four foetuses). It was also shown that the recovery of added bPL (12 ng/mL) was markedly reduced in those samples in which exogenous rabbit anti-bPL were added at dilutions lower than 1:20,000. Concentrations of foetal bPL were determined in samples from cannulated foetuses. In foetuses 1 and 6, bPL concentrations remained almost unchanged (<5 ng/mL) during the whole experimental period. In Foetus 3, bPL concentrations decreased immediately after IgG infusion and thereafter, they increased until parturition. CONCLUSION(S): The use of a bPL RIA using a guinea pig anti-bPL as primary antiserum allowed for the measurement of bPL concentrations in foetal plasma in presence of rabbit anti-bPL IgG into the foetal circulation. Long-term foetal catheterization allowed for the study of the influence of direct infusion of anti-bPL IgG on peripheral bPL concentrations in bovine foetuses. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of experimentally induced acute pneumonia on diaphragmatic strength generation in neonatal calves
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1992)

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See detailThe effect of exposure to drugs on the processing of natural rewards
Anselme, Patrick ULg

in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (2009), 33(3), 314-335

Why does moderate exposure to a drug reward make natural rewards increasingly attractive to organisms, whereas prolonged exposure to the same drug reward has the opposite effect? The paradox behind that ... [more ▼]

Why does moderate exposure to a drug reward make natural rewards increasingly attractive to organisms, whereas prolonged exposure to the same drug reward has the opposite effect? The paradox behind that question remains unsatisfactorily captured by current theories of addiction. The incentivesensitisation theory is viewed as a promising approach to this paradox, although it provides no mechanism to explain the decrease in interest of natural rewards as time exposure to a drug increases. To attempt to remedy this problem, I describe a model called the anticipatory dynamics model (ADM) that suggests a pivotal role of anticipation and attention inmotivational interactions. In addition to relying on strong neuropsychopharmacological data, the ADM provides an original conception of motivational specificity. The ADM is an extension of the incentive-sensitisation theory that hypothesizes how drugs interact with natural rewards. It has not been tested empirically, although a possible experiment to test two predictions in the field of addiction is presented. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of extraction conditions on the yied and purity of ulvan extracted from Ulva lactuca
Yaich, Hela; Garna, Haikel; Besbes, Souhail et al

in Food Hydrocolloids (2013)

A study of the influence of extraction conditions (pH: 1.5 and 2; temperature: 80 °C and 90 °C; extraction time: 1-3 h), on the yield, chemical composition and purity of the sulphated cell wall ... [more ▼]

A study of the influence of extraction conditions (pH: 1.5 and 2; temperature: 80 °C and 90 °C; extraction time: 1-3 h), on the yield, chemical composition and purity of the sulphated cell wall polysaccharides ulvan, extracted from the green seaweed Ulva lactuca and precipitated by alcohol is carried out. The alcohol precipitate yields varied from 21.68% to 32.67% (%dw/dw) depending on the pH. At pH 2, the alcohol precipitate yields and the uronic acid recovery from extract juice are higher than those obtained at pH 1.5. Other compounds than ulvan such as cellulose, hemicellulose, proteins and ash are solubilized from the cell walls of Ulva lactuca at both pH, and they are precipitated with alcohol. The alcohol precipitate obtained from different extraction conditions has high uronic acid (20.37%-23.60%) and neutral sugar content (20.09%-29.12%), especially when the conditions (pH, temperature) are drastic. It contains rhamnose (13.35%-15.59%), glucose (2.90%-10.97%), and xylose (2.36%-2.73%). A decrease in the molecular weight of ulvan was observed at acid pH, and for long extraction times. The presence of proteins (1.94%-2.32%) and inorganic material (33.36%-47.15%) in alcohol precipitate prove the lower purity of ulvan extracted and shows that ulvan precipitation with ethanol is not specific. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of extraction conditions on the yield and purity of apple pomace pectin precipitated but not washed by alcohol
Garna, Haikel; Mabon, Nicolas; Robert, Christelle et al

in Journal of Food Science (2007), 72(1), 1-9

A study of the influence of extraction condition (pH: 1.5 to 2; temperature: 80 to 90 degrees C; extraction time: 1 to 3 h), on the yield and purity of apple pomace pectin without elimination of ... [more ▼]

A study of the influence of extraction condition (pH: 1.5 to 2; temperature: 80 to 90 degrees C; extraction time: 1 to 3 h), on the yield and purity of apple pomace pectin without elimination of impurities by alcohol washing was carried out. The alcohol precipitate yields varied from 2.9% to 8.9% depending on the pH. At pH 1.5, these yields were higher than those obtained at pH 2 contrary to the galacturonic acid purity (%w/w). Compounds other than pectins were solubilized from the cell walls of apple pomace at pH 1.5, and they were precipitated with alcohol. The apple pectins obtained from the different extraction procedures were highly methylated (54.5% to 79.5%), especially when the conditions (temperature, pH) were drastic. Similar conclusions can be drawn for the neutral sugar content that decreased at pH 1.5 (arabinose, xylose, and galactose) or at the highest temperatures and extraction times (arabinose and galactose). The phenomenon of demethylation and pectin degradation of neutral sugars chains can be observed at acid pH, and long extraction times. The presence of high quantities of mannose or fructose, glucose, and xylose in the alcohol precipitate showed that pectin precipitation with ethanol was not specific. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect Of Extraction Conditions On The Yield, Purity And Surface Properties Of Sugar Beet Pulp Pectin Extracts
Yapo, Marcel Beda; Robert, Christelle; Etienne, Isabelle et al

in Food Chemistry (2007), 100(4), 1356-1364

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See detailEffect of far-infrared radiation assisted drying on microstructure of banana slices: An illustrative use of X-ray microtomography in microstructural evaluation of a food product
Léonard, Angélique ULg; Blacher, Silvia ULg; Nimmol, Chatchai et al

in Journal of Food Engineering (2008), 85(1), 154-162

X-ray microtomography coupled with image analysis represents a non-destructive technique, which allows scanning an entire sample to obtain such information as total pore volume and pore size distribution ... [more ▼]

X-ray microtomography coupled with image analysis represents a non-destructive technique, which allows scanning an entire sample to obtain such information as total pore volume and pore size distribution without the need of serial cuts as in the case of scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The technique has been applied successfully to obtain reliable microstructural information of many products undergoing different physical and chemical processes. However, the technique has still found limited use in food processing. To illustrate the use of X-ray microtomography the technique was applied to investigate the effect of far-infrared radiation (FIR) assisted drying on microstructure of a food product viz. banana. Two representative drying techniques, i.e., low-pressure superheated steam drying (LPSSD) and vacuum drying (VACUUM) were tested. Banana slices were dried by LPSSD-FIR at two different temperatures (80 and 90 degrees C) at a fixed pressure of 7 kPa. The total pore volume and pore size distribution of dried banana slices were then determined using X-ray microtomography. The results were also compared with those of products dried by LPSSD without FIR. Far-infrared radiation was found to modify the structure of the dried bananas by increasing their final porosity. The same effect of FIR was also observed in the case of vacuum drying with FIR (VACUUM-FIR). An increase of the drying temperature was also found to globally lead to an increase in the final porosity of the products. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect Of Feed N-15 Incorporation Into Solid-Associated Bacteria On The In Situ Nitrogen Degradability Of N-15 Labelled Italian Ryegrass
Kamoun, Mohammed; Lopez, Secundino; Beckers, Yves ULg et al

in Animal Feed Science & Technology (2007), 135(3-4), 353-361

The objective of this study was to examine the effect of microbial contamination of the incubation residue on the in situ nitrogen degradability of Italian ryegrass. Microbial nitrogen in the bag residues ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to examine the effect of microbial contamination of the incubation residue on the in situ nitrogen degradability of Italian ryegrass. Microbial nitrogen in the bag residues was estimated by the feed 15N dilution procedure, and the incorporation of feed 15N into the adherent bacteria was assessed after isolating a bacterial pellet and determining its 15N enrichment. Isotopically labelled Italian ryegrass (fertilized with 15NH4 15NO3) was harvested either in spring (early cut) or in summer (late cut). Forages were incubated in the rumen of two steers for 6, 24 and48 h. The proportion of microbial N per unit of total N in the bag residue increased with incubation time, ranging from 184 to 853 mg microbial N/g totalN at 6 and 48 h, respectively. 15N enrichment in the bacterial pellet was highest after 6 h of incubation (3.6 mg 15N/g N) and then declined steadily (0.8 mg 15N/gN in 48-h residues). Microbial 15N represented up to 0.422 g/g total 15N in the bag residue, but the incorporation of feed 15N into bacterial N did not account for more than 57 mg/g 15N incubated, this incorporation rate decreasing progressively with incubation time. Correction of apparent N disappearance for microbial N resulted in higher values of N degradability, especially for the late cut grass. A further correction considering the amount of microbial 15N had little effect on the estimation of corrected N degradability values. Therefore, some of the feed 15N is incorporated into bacterial N, but this fraction has a minor effect on the estimation of total microbial N in the bag residue by the feed 15N dilution approach, and hence on the estimation of corrected degradability values. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of feed-, nitrogen-, fibres- and water-intakes on emissions of NH3, N2O, CH4, CO2 and water vapour of grouped gestating sows kept on straw-based deep litter
Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Canart, Bernard; Laitat, Martine ULg et al

in 13th RAMIRAN International Conference, Potential for simple technology solutions in organic management (2008)

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See detailEffect of feeding lambs with fat rapessed meal on the quality of their depot fat.
Wathelet, Jean-Paul ULg; Mabon, N.; Marlier, M.

in GCIRC Bulletin (1999)

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See detailEffect of feeding regimes on growth and survival of Clarias gariepinus larvae: replacement of Artemia by a commercial feed
Vandecan, M.; Diallo, A.; Mélard, Charles ULg

in Aquaculture Research (2011), 42(5), 733-736

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See detailEffect of FEM choices in the modelling of incremental forming of aluminium sheets
He, S.; Van Bael, A.; Van Houtte, P. et al

in Banabic, D. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (2005)

This paper investigates the process of single point incremental forming of an aluminium cone with a 50-degree wall angle. Finite element (FE) models are established to simulate the process. Different FE ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the process of single point incremental forming of an aluminium cone with a 50-degree wall angle. Finite element (FE) models are established to simulate the process. Different FE packages have been used. Various aspects associated with the numerical choices as well as the material and process parameters have been studied. The final geometry and the reaction forces are presented as the results of the simulations. Comparison between the simulation results and the experimental data is also made. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of Fengycin, a Lipopeptide Produced by Bacillus Subtilis, on Model Biomembranes
Deleu, Magali ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg; Nylander, T.

in Biophysical Journal (2008), 94(7), 2667-2679

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See detailEffect of fertilisation with selenium on plasma selenium in Belgian Blue suckling cows and heifers: first results
Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Coenen, M. et al

in Land use systems in grassland dominated regions, 20th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (2004)

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See detailEffect of fertilisation with selenium on plasma selenium in Belgian Blue suckling cows and heifers: first results
Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Coenen, M. et al

in Land use systems in grassland dominated regions, Book of abstracts of 20th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (2004)

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