Influence of glucose infusions on luteinizing hormone secretion in the energy-restricted, primiparous, lactating sow.

M. D. Tokach, J. E. Pettigrew, G. D. Dial, J. E. Wheaton, B. A. Crooker, Y. Koketsu

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Abstract

The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the influence of glucose infusion during lactation on LH secretion in the energy-restricted sow. Ten primiparous Landrace x Yorkshire sows (152 kg postfarrowing) were fed a low-energy (6.5 Mcal of ME/d), high-lysine (45 g/d), corn-soybean meal diet throughout lactation. On d 18 of lactation, sows received a continuous infusion (1 L/12 h) of glucose (50% dextrose solution) or .9% saline from 1200 to 2400. Blood samples were drawn every 15 min for an 18-h period on d 18 to evaluate concentrations of plasma glucose, serum insulin, and serum LH before (600 to 1200) and during (1215 to 2400) the infusions. The glucose infusion immediately increased (P less than .001) plasma glucose and serum insulin relative to preinfusion levels. Glucose and insulin concentrations in sows receiving the glucose infusion were higher (P less than .001) throughout the infusion period relative to concentrations in sows receiving a saline infusion. Glucose infusions had no influence on LH pulsatility during the 12-h infusion period. In contrast to the response observed in the nutrient-restricted gilt, these results indicate that glucose infusions do not result in an immediate increase in pulsatile LH secretion in the energy-restricted, lactating sow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2202-2206
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of animal science
Volume70
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

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