Factors affecting the voluntary intake of food by sheep. 5. The inhibitory effect of hypertonicity in the rumen.

@article{Carter1990FactorsAT,
  title={Factors affecting the voluntary intake of food by sheep. 5. The inhibitory effect of hypertonicity in the rumen.},
  author={R R Carter and W Larry Grovum},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1990},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={285-99}
}
The site where osmotically active substances act to depress food intake was determined in sheep. After 5.5 h of food deprivation, solutions of sodium chloride or polyethylene glycol-200 (PEG-200) were added to either the reticulo-rumen or the abomasum. The sheep were then immediately offered pelleted lucerne (Medicago sativa). Water was withheld during the first 60 min of feeding but was available from 60 to 90 min. There was a linear inhibition in food intake in the first 10 min after loading… CONTINUE READING

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