Fluctuations in feed intake have a dramatic impact on feed efficiency composition of gain and well being of feedlot cattle and as a result the profitability of beef enterprises can be influenced this research is designed to establish the role of specific hormones ghrelin and leptin in the regulation of feed intake and composition gain and to determine the influence of caloric intake . Feed intake is the central issue in animal husbandry being the key factor in determining health welfare environmental impact and productivity with the focus on these issues this book has been developed from the 5th zodiac symposium held in wageningen in april 1998. Regulation of feed intake ans nutrs 520 february 232012 references faverdin p 1999 the effect of nutrients on feed intake in ruminants proceeding of the nutrition society 58523 fisher dw 2002 a review of a few key factors. Hormonal regulation voluntary feed intake is controlled by intricate and diverse afferent and efferent communication pathways that transmit hormonal and neural messages throughout the body that ultimately reflect the status of the bodys energy balance to the hypothalamus. Factors involved in the regulation of feed and energy intake of pigs author links open overlay panel qingyun li john f patience show more voluntary feed intake vfi or energy intake in the pigs is affected by dietary factors and non dietary factors physiological regulation of feed intake
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