Effect of body fatness on blood metabolites and insulin insensitivity in adult sheep
McNiven, Mary A.
Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Blood glucose, free fatty acids, insulin, thyroxine and free thyroxine were measured in fat (weight 90 kg) and thin (55 kg) adult sheep at 4 levels of feed intake. There were differences between groups in blood metabolites and hormones and the possibility of insulin resistance occurring in fat ruminants is discussed..