Table 2: Mean values of serum lactate and UA before and after racing.

From: Intravenous infusion of H2-saline suppresses oxidative stress and elevates antioxidant potential in Thoroughbred horses after racing exercise

 Placebo (N = 6)H2 (N = 7)
Lactate (mmol/L)p valueLactate (mmol/L)p value
Baseline0.52 ± 0.160.43 ± 0.21
Immediately post-racing15.0 ± 2.22<0.0001*16.4 ± 2.61<0.0001*
1 h7.38 ± 1.27<0.0001*7.89 ± 2.97<0.0001*
3 h0.88 ± 0.120.9420.84 ± 0.200.9742
 UA (mg/dL)p valueUA (mg/dL)p value
Baseline0.17 ± 0.050.20 ± 0.06
Immediately post-racing1.10 ± 0.290.11511.06 ± 0.360.0095*
1 h3.50 ± 1.42<0.0001*3.53 ± 0.86<0.0001*
3 h0.83 ± 0.290.34760.81 ± 0.390.0872
24 h0.13 ± 0.010.9990.14 ± 0.050.9983
  1. Abbreviations: UA, uric acid.
  2. Baseline indicates the values just prior to injection.
  3. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation.
  4. *Significant increase vs. baseline.