Title: Endocrine changes during the 1st 4 hours of extrauterine life of lambs as related to body-weight and rectal temperatures
Authors: Peeters, R ×
Buys, Nadine
Kuhn, Er
Decuypere, Eddy
Siau, O
Vanisterdael, J #
Issue Date: Sep-1991
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Small ruminant research vol:5 issue:4 pages:347-355
Abstract: In order to examine postpartum (pp) changes of concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), reverse triiodothyronine (rT3), growth hormone (GH) and cortisol (C) in newborn lambs, blood samples were taken at birth, 1, 2, and 4 h pp. Plasma TSH and T4 remained unchanged during this early postnatal period. A significant increase of T3 was observed at 1 h pp, while a continuous decrease in rT3 and GH was found during the 4-period. C decreased sharply at 1 h pp and remained stable from 1 to 4 h pp. Rectal temperatures (rt) were increased significantly (P < 0.005) at 1 h pp and did not change during the following 3 h.
ISSN: 0921-4488
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Gene Technology (-)
Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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