1. 1. One litter of 12 pigs was used to evaluate the effects of hydrocortisone acetate injection on organ weight and carbohydrase activities. 2. 2. Pigs were injected with hydrocortisone acetate or an equal volume of saline at 7 days of age and killed at 14 days, and tissues were collected, weighed, and analyzed for carbohydrase activities. 3. 3. Hydrocortisone had no effect (P > O.40) on daily gain, liver weight, spleen weight, or small intestinal length. 4. 4. Hydrocortisone increased pancreatic weight by 29% and total pancreatic α-amylase content by 38%. 5. 5. Hydrocortisone increased duodenal mucosal weight by 23%, duodenal lactase activity by 44%, duodenal maltase activity by 163%, and duodenal sucrase activity by 214%.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology|
|State||Published - 1990|
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