Age at puberty, total fat and conjugated linoleic acid content of carcass, and circulating metabolic hormones in beef heifers fed a diet high in linoleic acid beginning at four months of age.

@article{Garcia2003AgeAP,
  title={Age at puberty, total fat and conjugated linoleic acid content of carcass, and circulating metabolic hormones in beef heifers fed a diet high in linoleic acid beginning at four months of age.},
  author={Michelle R. Garcia and Marcel Amstalden and Christopher D Morrison and Duane H. Keisler and Gary L. Williams},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={261-8}
}
In the current study, we hypothesized that diets high in linoleic acid would increase conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) tissue content, reduce adiposity and leptin production, and result in an increase in the age at puberty in heifers. Heifers were weaned and blocked by body weight (heavy, n = 10, and light, n = 10) and allocated randomly within block to receive isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets with either added fat (HF, n = 10) or no added fat (C, n = 10) from 4 mo of age until post-pubertal… CONTINUE READING
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