Table 1.

Descriptive statistics of experimental pigeons

ROMs OXY OS
GroupPrePostPrePostPrePostAge (years)Body mass (g)N
C0.52±0.050.46±0.07383.9±14.5371.0±17.31.36±0.151.27±0.193.3±0.4417.1±14.37
SD0.64±0.070.44±0.04328.2±13.6312.9±23.51.98±0.211.48±0.192.8±0.5419.4±12.68
LD0.50±0.090.77±0.13407.9±17.4330.1±22.51.23±0.222.29±0.333.4±0.4440.7±6.97
  • Values are mean ± s.e.m.

    C, control; SD, short distance; LD, long distance; pre, pre-flight; post, post-flight; ROMs, reactive oxygen metabolites (mmol l–1 H2O2 equivalents); OXY, serum anti-oxidant capacity (mmol l–1 HOCl neutralised); OS, oxidative stress (ROMs/OXY×1000)