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CAB Reviews

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Compensatory growth in sheep and cattle following nutritional restriction is reviewed. Animals can respond to restriction in a number of ways. They can exhibit compensatory growth that enables either complete or partial compensation depending on the persistence of the increased growth rate....

Author(s)
Ryan, W. J.
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 1990, 60, 9, pp 653-664

This review concludes that growth performance and carcass composition of growing animals are largely determined by relations between protein and energy intake and protein deposition. As weight increases, these relations are increasingly modified by sex and genotype. In the case of finisher pigs...

Author(s)
Dunkin, A. C.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1990, 11, 2, pp 159-162