Effect of underfeeding on metabolism of portal-drained viscera in ewes.

@article{Nozire2000EffectOU,
  title={Effect of underfeeding on metabolism of portal-drained viscera in ewes.},
  author={Pierre Nozi{\`e}re and Didier R{\'e}mond and Laurence Bernard and Michel T. Doreau},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={
          821-8
        }
}
We investigated whether short-term underfeeding could induce adaptative mechanisms in portal-drained viscera (PDV) that would allow nutrients to be spared for vital functions in adult ewes. Six ewes (three of them fitted with catheters in the mesenteric artery and portal and mesenteric veins) were fed, in a double Latin square design (2 weeks per experimental period), a regrowth of natural grassland hay at 143 (high; H), 88 (medium; M) and 51 (low; L) % of their energy maintenance requirements… CONTINUE READING

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