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control feed intake
Control feed intake
  • The apparent ease with which we decide whether or not to eat an appetizing food testifies to the efficiency with which the central nervous system (CNS) processes information of surprising variety and complexity.
  • In 1953, Mayer are proposed the glucastat theory, which suggested that the concentrations of glucose in the blood stream played a negative feedback role in feed intake.
  • Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
  • Obesity is not natural, in fact it is extremely rare to find obese animals in the wild, Being overweight is a distinct disadvantage in terms of survival , It is also just as much of a disadvantage to domesticated cats and dogs.
why obesity is a problem
Why Obesity is a problem
  • Cardiac problems, due to strain on the heart and circulation
  • Poor exercise tolerance and dyspnoea.
  • Increased risk of developing chest conditions such as bronchitis
  • Additional stress on the limbs, joints and spine
  • Increased likelihood of arthritis, rheumatism and back problems developing
how to tell the animals are obess
How to tell the animals are Obess
  • Sluggish demeanor
  • Excessive panting, especially in hot weather
  • Slow in walking.
  • Reluctance to exercise.
  • This compounds the problem, as fewer and fewer calories are usedup and, consequently, stored as fat.
estimation of fat in body
Estimation of fat in body
  • Direct methods include grinding the entire animal into a homogeneous mass and extract ingthe fat from an aliquot.
  • Indirect methods of body fat estimation include calculation of weight divided by a power function of length (the Lee Index).
  • body fat can be estimated by measuring an animal's weight and volume and calculating the body density.
  • Mary Anne Della-Fera and Clifton A. Baile Monsanto Company 3 and Washington University 3 , St. Louis, MO 63167