Somatostatin is a hormone widely distributed among tissues which, depending upon species, will inhibit growth hormone release from the pituitary gland and modulate the release of insulin from the pancreas (e.g. Davis, 1975; Maglad et al.,1983). The physiological function of somatostatin in rumi-nants is largely unknown. Certainly effects of somatostatin on the function of the gastro-intestinal tract have been reported (Barry et al.,1985). However, somatostatin ap-pears not to modulate basal growth hormone release in ruminants (Davis, 1975).

SR, Davis, VC Farr, KH Myung, CG Prosser, and GSG Spencer

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 56, , 47-48, 1996
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