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Nutrient utilisation by skeletal muscle of fasted sheep

Teleni, E. and Pethick, D.W. (1984) Nutrient utilisation by skeletal muscle of fasted sheep. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, V9, Ninth Annual Scientific Meeting, November, Armidale, NSW, Australia p. 141.

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The high protein content of lupin seed has been suggested (Lindsay, 1976) to be the principal stimulus in dramatic increases in ovulation rate (OR) in ewes fed a lupin supplement of between 250 g/hd/d and 750 g/hd/d for six to seven days. Subsequently studies to describe the pattern of digestion of the lupin protein (Lindsay et al., 1980) and nitrogen balance (Searle and Graham, 1980) in sheep fed a lupin supplement were carried out. Studies in our laboratory (Rowe et al., 1983) suggest that increased metabolisable energy (ME) may be the more important nutritional stimulus in increasing OR. This study was aimed at measuring the entry rates of acetate and glucose in lupin supplemented ewes with the view of using the data to study the effect of intravenous infusion of the two substrates on OR.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Nutrition Society of Australia
Copyright: © The Nutrition Society of Australia
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