Effect of intra-uterine growth restriction on long-term fertility in boars.

@article{Lin2015EffectOI,
  title={Effect of intra-uterine growth restriction on long-term fertility in boars.},
  author={Yue Lin and Xu Cheng and Peter Sutovsky and De Wu and Lian-qiang Che and Zheng-feng Fang and Sheng-yu Xu and Bo Xu Ren and Hong-jun Dong},
  journal={Reproduction, fertility, and development},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          374-382
        }
}
The present study assessed the effect of birthweight on reproductive performance, including a possible mechanism, in male pigs. Ten newborn male piglets, including five normal birthweight (NBW) piglets and five intra-uterine growth restricted (IUGR) piglets, were used in the study. All piglets were weaned on Day 28 and fed the same diet during the experiment (10 months). Average daily weight gain, feed intake and the feed conversion ratio were higher in NBW than IUGR piglets. Similarly, testis… CONTINUE READING