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Factors affecting the voluntary intake of food by sheep. 2. The role of distention and tactile input from compartments of the stomach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  508706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Sheep equipped with rumen and abomasal cannulas were given ad lib. access to ground and pelleted lucerne (Medicago sativa) hay except for periods of up to 6 h immediately before experimental sessions in which food intake was measured while various stomach compartments were either distended or subjected to tactile stimulation from a probe. 2. Inserting a probe, consisting of two collapsed balloons tied onto the end of a polyethylene tube, into the reticulum depressed intake by 24% after 30 min of feeding (P less than 0.025). Compensatory feeding was observed during the 30 min period immediately following removal of the probes. There were no effects of having a probe in the abomascum. 3. Distension of the reticulum with 0-800 ml water in a balloon depressed intake by 0.2 g/ml after 30 min of feeding (P less than 0.05). Removing the balloons from the animals allowed them to make up the deficit in intake completely within 30 min. Distending the rumen by 800 ml had no effect on intake (P greater than 0.05). Distending the abomasum with up to 1000 ml water in a balloon depressed intake by 0.11 g/ml after 30 min of feeding with compensatory feeding being significant (P less than 0.05) but incomplete. 4. Combinations of reticular distension up to 800 ml and of abomasal distension up to 1200 ml did not have additive depressing effects on intake.
W L Grovum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of nutrition     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0007-1145     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1979 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-28     Completed Date:  1980-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372547     Medline TA:  Br J Nutr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abomasum / physiology
Food Deprivation / physiology
Gastric Dilatation / physiopathology
Organ Specificity
Physical Stimulation
Reticulum / physiology
Rumen / physiology
Satiation / physiology*
Satiety Response / physiology*
Sheep / physiology*
Stomach, Ruminant / physiology*

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