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The effects of undernutrition, in utero, on reproductive function in adult male and female sheep.
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of maternal undernutrition during pregnancy on adult reproductive function in male and female offspring. Groups of ewes were fed rations providingExpand
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Effects of prenatal undernutrition on emotional reactivity and cognitive flexibility in adult sheep
The experiment reported was designed to test two hypotheses: that prenatal undernutrition (a) increases emotional reactivity and (b) impairs cognitive flexibility in sheep. The mothers of one groupExpand
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Orexin gene expression and regulation by photoperiod in the sheep hypothalamus
Hypothalamic orexin gene expression has not been reported in the ruminant. Here, we describe the localization of preproorexin mRNA in the ovine lateral hypothalamic area (LHA) and zona incerta (ZI)Expand
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Maternal smoking during pregnancy specifically reduces human fetal desert hedgehog gene expression during testis development.
CONTEXT Maternal cigarette smoking during gestation increases cryptorchidism and hypospadias and reduces testis size and fertility in sons by unknown mechanisms. OBJECTIVE The objective of theExpand
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Exposure to a Complex Cocktail of Environmental Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds Disturbs the Kisspeptin/GPR54 System in Ovine Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
Background Ubiquitous environmental chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are associated with declining human reproductive health, as well as an increasing incidence of cancersExpand
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Long distance transport of lambs and the time needed for subsequent recovery
The effects of nine and 14 hours of road transport and the subsequent recovery in lairage of 392 hill lambs were studied in August and November. The gathering and the handling of the lambs wereExpand
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Endocrine disrupting compounds and farm animals: their properties, actions and routes of exposure.
  • S. Rhind
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Domestic animal endocrinology
  • 1 July 2002
Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) comprise a diverse group of compounds of anthropogenic origin, including organochlorine pesticides, alkyl phenols, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB),Expand
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Effects of nutrition and environmental factors on the fetal programming of the reproductive axis.
Research from a wide range of scientific disciplines has shown that the reproductive performance of animals in adult life is determined, in part, by a variety of extraneous influences acting atExpand
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Effect of maternal undernutrition during pregnancy on early ovarian development and subsequent follicular development in sheep fetuses.
Gonad development in female sheep fetuses is thought to occur in a number of key stages. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of maternal undernutrition, applied at one or more of theseExpand
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