Effects of maternal nutrition and stage of gestation on body weight, visceral organ mass, and indices of jejunal cellularity, proliferation, and vascularity in pregnant ewe lambs.

@article{Caton2009EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of maternal nutrition and stage of gestation on body weight, visceral organ mass, and indices of jejunal cellularity, proliferation, and vascularity in pregnant ewe lambs.},
  author={Joel S. Caton and Jessica J. Reed and Raymond P. Aitken and John S. Milne and Pawel P. Borowicz and Lawrence P Reynolds and Dale A. Redmer and Jacqueline M Wallace},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={222-35}
}
Peripubertal ewe lambs (44.3 +/- 1.1 kg of initial BW) were used in a 2 x 3 factorial design to test the effects of plane of nutrition (diet) and stage of gestation on maternal visceral tissue mass, intestinal cellularity, crypt cell proliferation, and jejunal mucosal vascularity. Singleton pregnancies to a single sire were established by embryo transfer, and thereafter ewes were offered a control (Control) or high (High) amount of a complete diet (2.84 Mcal/kg and 15.9% CP; DM basis) to… CONTINUE READING