Cai-mei Wu

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of dietary supplementation with amino acids on sperm quality and fertility rates after insemination with boar semen. Twelve Yorkshire boars were paired by age and allocated to one of two dietary treatments composed of total lysine levels of 0.64% (T1) and 0.96% (T2), with the lysine: methionine: threonine:(More)
In this study, we evaluated the effect of replacing dietary fiber with sodium butyrate on reproductive performance and antioxidant defense in a high fat diet during pregnancy by using a rat model. Eighty virgin female Sprague Dawley rats were fed one of four diets--(1) control diet (C group), (2) high fat + high fiber diet (HF group), (3) high-fat +5%(More)
BACKGROUND There is mounting evidence that an imbalance in oxidant/antioxidant activities plays a pivotal role in fetal development. AIM OF THE STUDY To determine the effects of maternal intake of fat and fiber on fetal intrauterine development and antioxidant defense systems of rats. METHODS Virgin female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to 4(More)
N-3 and N-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are widely used in reproduction, yet few studies have addressed the effects of dietary n-6/n-3 ratios on boar reproduction. The present study aimed to determine the effects of different dietary n-6/n-3 ratios on the reproductive performance ofn breeding boars. Thirty-two boars with body weights of 15.0 ± 1.4 kg were(More)
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