Effect of ovariectomy and ad libitum feeding on body composition, thyroid status, ghrelin and leptin plasma concentrations in female dogs.

@article{Jeusette2006EffectOO,
  title={Effect of ovariectomy and ad libitum feeding on body composition, thyroid status, ghrelin and leptin plasma concentrations in female dogs.},
  author={Isabelle C Jeusette and Sylvie Daminet and Patrick Nguyen and Haruki Shibata and Masayuki U. Saito and Tsutomu Honjoh and Louis Istasse and Marianne O Diez},
  journal={Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={90 1-2},
  pages={12-8}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of ovariectomy (i) and ad libitum feeding (ii) on energy intake, body weight (BW), body composition, thyroid status, leptin and ghrelin plasma concentrations. Four young adult female Beagle dogs were fed a maintenance diet for 6 weeks prior to ovariectomy, then 6 months after. Food allowance was adjusted in order to maintain optimal BW. Then, a diet slightly higher in energy concentration was fed ad libitum for 4 months. The maintenance… CONTINUE READING