oa Agroanimalia - Influence of endogenous testicular androgens on the utilization of dietary components, endocrine activity and productivity of male Merino hoggets

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0302-7104



Testicular androgens were found to be necessary for maintaining a constant rate of growth until a live weight of at least 80 lb was reached. In the case of the castrate, the daily-rate of gain was reduced from 0.46 � 0.06 to 0.32 � 0.04 Ib per day after a live weight of approximalely 50 lb was reached.

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