Effects of dietary energy and protein density on plasma concentrations of leptin and metabolic hormones in dairy heifers.

@article{Chelikani2009EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary energy and protein density on plasma concentrations of leptin and metabolic hormones in dairy heifers.},
  author={Prasanth K Chelikani and Divakar Justus Ambrose and Duane H. Keisler and John J. Kennelly},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2009},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={1430-41}
}
The hormonal and metabolic signals that communicate the level of body energy reserves to the reproductive-mammary axis remain undefined in dairy cattle; consequently, our hypothesis was that leptin may fulfill this role. Our objectives were to determine the effects of diets differing in energy and protein density on dry matter intake (DMI), growth traits [body weight (BW), body condition score (BCS), back-fat (BF) thickness], and temporal changes in plasma concentrations of leptin, insulin… CONTINUE READING
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