Physiologically acceptable methods for estimating milk intake in experimental animals are based on the measurement of rates of disappearance of3H2O from their body-water. This work discusses the problems involved in using methods of this type when steady-states (constant tracee inflow and outflow rates, and constant pool-size) do not exist. Theoretically sound techniques are developed and their use justified.
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Coward, W.A., Cole, T.J., Gerber, H. et al. Water turnover and the measurement of milk intake. Pflugers Arch. 393, 344–347 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00581422
- Milk intake
- Water turnover
- Non-steady state