Fluid secretion by sweat glands in response to heat and exercise is underpinned by increases in intracellular calcium. In horses, this is primarily via ß2-adrenoceptors, but studies in equine sweat gland cell lines have indicated a possible role for purinergic agonists. Knowledge of equine sweating stimulus–secretion mechanisms in intact glands from healthy animals would allow future comparison to determine whether these mechanisms are affected in equine anhidrosis.
- equine sweat glands
- fluid secretion
- intracellular calcium
- equine anhidrosis
Bovell, D., Riggs, C. M., Sidlow, G., Troester, S., MacLaren, W., Yip, W., & Ko, W. H. (2013). Evidence of purinergic neurotransmission in isolated, intact horse sweat glands. Veterinary Dermatology, 24(4), 398-403. https://doi.org/10.1111/vde.12042