Effects of mild heat exposure and suppression of prolactin secretion on gastro-intestinal tract function and temperature regulation in sheep.

@article{Faichney1986EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mild heat exposure and suppression of prolactin secretion on gastro-intestinal tract function and temperature regulation in sheep.},
  author={G. J. Faichney and Tom N Barry},
  journal={Australian journal of biological sciences},
  year={1986},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={85-97}
}
The effects of mild heat exposure (30 degrees C; 30% relative humidity), and of the suppression of prolactin secretion under such conditions, were studied in anoestrous ewes given daily 791 g dry matter of a pelleted mixture of lucerne hay and oat grain (3:2). 51Cr-EDTA, 103Ru-phenanthroline and lignin were used to determine mean retention times (MRT) in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract by a continuous infusion-total sampling procedure. Mild heat exposure reduced the digesta-free tissue weight… CONTINUE READING