EFFECTS OF UNDERNUTRITION ON IN VITRO FERTILIZATION ( IVF ) AND EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT IN SHEEP

@inproceedings{Borowczyk2005EFFECTSOU,
  title={EFFECTS OF UNDERNUTRITION ON IN VITRO FERTILIZATION ( IVF ) AND EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT IN SHEEP},
  author={Ewa Borowczyk and Jerzy J. Bilski and Robert M Weigl and Deborah Rouse and Kimberly Ann Vonnahme and Pawel P. Borowicz and Joel S. Caton and Dale A. Redmer and Lawrence P Reynolds and A. T. Grazul},
  year={2005}
}
Nutrition has been shown to influence several reproductive functions including hormone production, oocyte competence and fertilization, and early embryonic development. To determine the effects of maternal diet on in vitro fertilization (IVF) and early embryonic development, ewes (n=18) were divided into control and underfed groups and received 100% and 60% maintenance diet, respectively, for 8 weeks before oocyte collection. Once a week ewes were weighted and the body condition score (BCS) was… CONTINUE READING

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