Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Liz Jones

 Liz Jones

Bachelor Veterinary Biology/Bachelor Veterinary Science (Hons I)

The effect of the gut peptide, GLP-1, on the reproductive axis of the ewe.

The effect of the gut peptide, GLP-1, on the reproductive axis of the ewe.

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Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is a small protein produced by the intestine in response to ingestion of food. The GLP-1 pathway may be an important point at which nutritional and reproductive feedback pathways interact. A greater understanding of this relationship in ruminants has implications for the management of livestock, particularly in Australia where drought conditions and subsequent poor nutrition are relatively common.

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Dr Allan Gunn, Dr Cyril Stephen and  Dr Chris Scott

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