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Short-term vasopressin analogue treatment does not influence the nitrogen balance in sheep

Š. Faix 1  ,  
Ľ. Leng 1,  
J. J. Pająk 2,  
Z. Faixová 3,  
M. Czauderna 2,  
 
1
Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Šoltésovej 4, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic
2
The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
3
Department of Pathological Physiology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2005;14(Suppl. 1):251–254
Publish date: 2005-06-21
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ABSTRACT
The influence of vasopressin (dDAVP) on the nitrogen balance in 12 sheep, allotted to 2 groups of 6, fed a daily ration containing 16.01 g of nitrogen, was examined. The experimental animals received 12.5 µg dDAVP injected subcutaneously twice daily for 10 days before N balance was determined. Water intake and urine flow rate decreased due to dDAVP. The urine N concentration was significantly higher in the dDAVP group than in controls. Urinary and faecal N excretion and retained N (g/d and % of N intake) did not differ between groups. It is concluded that short-term administration of the vasopressin analogue does not affect the nitrogen balance in sheep.
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Š. Faix   
Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Šoltésovej 4, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic
ISSN:1230-1388