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Effects of methyl-thiouracil on liver vitamin A, spermatogenesis and calcium metabolism of merino rams

Hall, W.T.K. and Harvey, J.M. (1952) Effects of methyl-thiouracil on liver vitamin A, spermatogenesis and calcium metabolism of merino rams. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 9 (4). pp. 301-316.

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It has been suggested that in north-western Queensland hot weather depresses the activity of the thyroid and thus reduces the efficiency of conversion of the small amount of available carotene. This could produce a vitamin A deficiency, which in turn might affect the thyroid and so set up an adverse cycle (Moule, 1950). The experiment reported here was designed to test this hypothesis. Facilities for simulating the temperatures of north-western Queensland were not available, so methyl-thiouracil was used to depress the activity of the thyroid.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Animal culture > Sheep
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary medicine of special organs, regions and systems
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Sheep and goats
Live Archive:11 Jun 2024 03:53
Last Modified:11 Jun 2024 03:53

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