Effects of pre- and post-mating nutritional status on hepatic function, progesterone concentration, uterine protein secretion and embryo survival in Meishan pigs.

@article{Ashworth1999EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pre- and post-mating nutritional status on hepatic function, progesterone concentration, uterine protein secretion and embryo survival in Meishan pigs.},
  author={Cheryl J. Ashworth and Christos Antipatis and L. D. Beattie},
  journal={Reproduction, fertility, and development},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={67-73}
}
This experiment examined whether the pre- or the post-mating diet had greater impact on embryo survival in Meishan gilts. Gilts received either a maintenance (1.15 kg day(-1); n = 12) or a high (3.5 kg day(-1); n = 12) diet during the oestrous cycle preceding mating. After mating, half the animals in each group received either the maintenance or the high diet until slaughter on Day 12. Gilts fed the high pre-mating diet had more corpora lutea (22.7 v. 19.0, SED = 0.98; P<0.001), increased… CONTINUE READING