Effects of exogenous ghrelin on feed intake, weight gain, behavior, and endocrine responses in weanling pigs.

@article{Salfen2004EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of exogenous ghrelin on feed intake, weight gain, behavior, and endocrine responses in weanling pigs.},
  author={Brent E Salfen and Jeff A. Carroll and Duane H. Keisler and T. A. Strauch},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 7},
  pages={1957-66}
}
The objectives were to determine relative ADG, ADFI, behavior, and endocrine responses in weaned pigs receiving exogenous ghrelin. Twenty-four barrows weaned at 18 d of age (d 0 of the experiment) were catheterized via the jugular vein, weighed, and assigned to either a ghrelin (n = 12) or saline (control; n = 12) infusion group. Initial pig BW did not… CONTINUE READING