Title

Fatty acid composition of equine plasma.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1981

Abstract

Fatty acid composition of plasma lipids of normal horses was determined. Four fatty acids (C16:0, C18:0, C18:1, and C18:2) comprised 86.73% of the total, with C18:2 comprising 44.04% of the total. Eight other fatty acids were found in small amounts. Unsaturated fatty acids constituted 66% of the total. Marked variation was demonstrated in fatty acid occurrence and distribution in the sterol ester, triglyceride, phospholipid, and free fatty acid fractions.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

American Journal of Veterinary Research

First Page

91

Last Page

93

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