Absence of de-adaptation to biuret after a three-day break in feeding it to sheep

Author: E.F. Whiteside and J.H. Clayton
Year: 1972
Issue: 2
Volume: 2
Page: 69 - 72

Merino wethers were used to study adaptation to biuret and the effect of a 3-day interruption in feeding biuret to fully adapted sheep. N-retention and urinary biuret concentration were used as criteria. When fed 7g biuret daily in addition to a basal ration, adaptation was complete by about 3 weeks. When fed a growth ration supplying 10,5 g biuret per day, the exclusion of biuret from the ration of fully adapted sheep for 3 successive days did not result in any measureable adaptation.

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