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Distension of the reticulum decreased food but not water intake by sheep.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  624351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The intakes of pelleted alfalfa by hungry sheep were depressed in a rectilinear manner in relation to the amount of water (0-800 ml) added to a balloon in the reticulum (p less than 0.005). Since the consumption of water by thirsty sheep was not altered by these treatments, the reduction in food intake produced by distending the reticulum was a specific response. The intakes of food were not significantly affected by distending the rumen with 800 ml water in a balloon so it is possible that the amount of fill in the reticulum rather than in the rumen may be important in signalling satiety in sheep.
W L Grovum
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experientia     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0014-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  Experientia     Publication Date:  1978 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-17     Completed Date:  1978-04-17     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376547     Medline TA:  Experientia     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Food Deprivation
Reticulum / physiology*
Satiation / physiology*
Satiety Response / physiology*
Sheep / physiology*
Time Factors
Water Deprivation

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