The Effects on Rats of Chronic Exposure To 34°C III. Appetite and The Efficiency of Food Conversion
Pamela R Pennycuik
Australian Journal of Biological Sciences
17(1) 236 - 244
The food intake of growing rats declined progressively with rising temperature. The food intakes of lactating rats kept at 21 and 27°0 increased throughout lactation. The intake of gestating rats kept at 34°0 decreased when they were returned to 34°0 after being allowed to litter at room temperature. Throughout lactation, the intakes of animals kept at 21 and 27°0 were greater than those of rats kept at 34°0.
Full text doi:10.1071/BI9640236
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