Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Zanjan, National Elite Foundation, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Akbar Nikkhah, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Zanjan, National Elite Foundation, Iran.
Received: April 11, 2018; Published: May 15, 2018
Citation: Akbar Nikkhah. “Body Fat, Lactation Stage, and Parity Mediation of Feed Intake in Ruminants: Modeling Human Physiology”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 2.6 (2018).
The objective was to discuss how body fat, parity and lactation stage mediate feed intake regulation in ruminants. This was done with a prospectus perspective as a human physiology model. Feed intake control in ruminants is mediated through physical and metabolic constraints. Body weight and body fat contribute to both physical and metabolic constraints on feed intake. Parity and lactation stage are of importance in regulating feed intake through different physical and metabolic constraints. More in-depth insights are to be gained in elucidating the direct and interactive effects of body fat, parity, and lactation stage on feed intake regulation in high-producing ruminants. These factors will be required to be investigated in-depth in humans.
Keywords: Feed Intake; Metabolism; Constraint; Ruminant
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