Stilbestrol administration to lambs being fed rations with different protein and energy levels resulted in increased gains, feed efficiency and a variable influence upon fat deposition, depending upon the energy-protein ratio of the ration. The anterior pituitary, secondary sex glands, liver, kidneys and serum glucose levels were increased, and serum amino nitrogen decreased by stilbestrol feeding. The relation of these observations to a possible mode-of-action of stilbestrol in ruminants is discussed.
Submitted on January 19, 1959
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