The effect of infusion of urea into the vena cava on feed intake of finishing gilts.

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Three experiments were conducted to evaluate the relationship between feed intake and plasma urea concentration. In Exp. 1, six gilts (BW 53 kg) with catheters in their venae cavae were used in a 5x5+1 Latin square design to determine the amount of infused urea needed to mimic the plasma urea concentration of pigs fed a 25% CP diet. Five gilts were fed a 16… (More)

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@article{Chen1999TheEO, title={The effect of infusion of urea into the vena cava on feed intake of finishing gilts.}, author={H. Y. Chen and A. J. Lewis and Paula Miller and J. T. Yen}, journal={Journal of animal science}, year={1999}, volume={77 12}, pages={3248-52} }