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Table 3 The effect of transportation and new environment on systemic blood pressure (mmHg) and mean concentrations of plasma ET-1 (pg/ml) and serum cortisol (mmol/l)

From: Interday variation and effect of transportation on indirect blood pressure measurements, plasma endothelin-1 and serum cortisol in Standardbred and Icelandic horses

Variable M1 M2 M3 CV %
HDO     
BPS (mmHg)   114 ± 6 110 ± 11 119 ± 10 6
BPD (mmHg)   71 ± 6 67 ± 9 75 ± 7 9
ET-1 (pg/ml) 1.7 ± 0.9 1.7 ± 0.9 2.6 ± 1.2* 31
Cortisol (nmol/l) 113 ± 60 115 ± 74 122 ± 35 33
  1. Mean (±SD) values for systemic, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (measured with the HDO), plasma ET-1 and serum cortisol concentration measured on two separate days (M1 and M2) and after transportation (M3). *P 「 0.05 versus MI and M2. BP S : systolic blood pressure, BP D : diastolic blood pressure, CV: coefficient of variation. n = 8, except for plasma ET-1 where n = 7.