Responses to homeostatic signals in ractopamine-treated pigs.

Abstract

The beta-agonist ractopamine (RAC) promotes protein deposition with little effect on fat deposition in the pig. To assess whether the lack of effect on fat deposition was due to changes in response to homeostatic signals, eight crossbred gilts (73 kg body weight (BW)) with venous catheters were used to examine plasma metabolite and hormone concentrations… (More)

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