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Impact of shelter in hot Mediterranean climate on feed intake, feed utilization and body fluid distribution in sheep.
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PMID:  3435137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sheep fully exposed to Mediterranean summer conditions had a higher respiration rate and a higher body temperature than sheep with access to shade. Nevertheless, feed intake and water intake of non-sheltered animals was not different from that of sheltered ones and both maintained their body weight on medium quality hay. Apparent digestibility of organic matter was higher in the non-sheltered animals than in the sheltered ones. The mean retention time of undigested feed in the rumen and in the entire digestive tract was higher in the non-sheltered animals than in the sheltered ones. Water turnover rate was only slightly higher in the non-sheltered animals than in the sheltered ones. However, plasma volume and extracellular volume were significantly higher in non-sheltered than in sheltered animals. The volume of water in the alimentary tract was not different between the two groups.
N Silanikove
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-08     Completed Date:  1988-03-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
MIGAL-Galilee Technological Centre, Kiryat Shmona, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Blood Volume
Body Fluids / analysis*
Body Temperature
Extracellular Space / analysis
Housing, Animal*
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