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Effects of a high NaCl diet on eating and drinking patterns in pygmy goats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9523904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eating and drinking patterns of eight pygmy goats were recorded under two diets with different NaCl content. A 3% NaCl diet in comparison to a 0.5% NaCl diet caused a long lasting depression of food intake, whereas water intake did not change. Therefore, the ratio between cumulative water and food intake increased significantly. Feeding the 3% NaCl diet mainly decreased food intake through a decrease in the size (31%) and frequency (16%) of meals which were not associated with drinking. Size and frequency of meals associated with drinking were not substantially affected by the 3% NaCl diet. Size and frequency of drafts were not altered. Size of meals associated with drinking was generally bigger than that of meals not associated with drinking. These findings can best be explained by control of feeding through osmolality of rumen fluid. Ruminal osmolality seems to be less important for control of drinking.
Authors:
R Rossi; E Del Prete; J Rokitzky; E Scharrer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0031-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-21     Completed Date:  1998-05-21     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Veterinary Physiology, University of Zürich, Germany. rrossi@vetphys.unizh.ch
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Drinking / drug effects
Drinking Behavior / drug effects*
Eating / drug effects
Feeding Behavior / drug effects*
Female
Goats
Satiety Response / drug effects
Sodium Chloride, Dietary / pharmacology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sodium Chloride, Dietary

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