Neuroendocrine measurements in steers grazed on endophyte-infected fescue.

  title={Neuroendocrine measurements in steers grazed on endophyte-infected fescue.},
  author={J. Keith Porter and John A. Stuedemann and Frederick N. Thompson and L B Lipham},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={68 10},
Dopamine (DA), serotonin (5HT) and selected precursors and metabolites were measured in the anterior pituitary gland, hypothalamus and pineal gland, along with serum prolactin (PRL) and average daily gains (ADG), in steers (n = 6/group) grazing endophyte (Acremonium coenophialum)-infected and noninfected fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb). Paddocks (two/treatment) were designated 100F and 0F (100 and 0% infection, respectively). After 6 wk, three animals from one of the 100F paddocks were… CONTINUE READING