Effects of selenium supply and dietary restriction on maternal and fetal body weight, visceral organ mass and cellularity estimates, and jejunal vascularity in pregnant ewe lambs.

@article{Reed2007EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of selenium supply and dietary restriction on maternal and fetal body weight, visceral organ mass and cellularity estimates, and jejunal vascularity in pregnant ewe lambs.},
  author={Jessica J. Reed and Marcy A Ward and Kimberly A. Vonnahme and Tammi L. Neville and Stevo Julius and Pawel P. Borowicz and J. B. Taylor and Dale A. Redmer and Anna T. Grazul-Bilska and Lawrence P Reynolds and Joel S. Caton},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 10},
  pages={2721-33}
}
To examine effects of nutrient restriction and dietary Se on maternal and fetal visceral tissues, 36 pregnant Targhee-cross ewe lambs were allotted randomly to 1 of 4 treatments in a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement. Treatments were plane of nutrition [control, 100% of requirements vs. restricted, 60% of controls] and dietary Se [adequate Se, ASe (6 microg/kg of BW) vs. high Se, HSe (80 microg/kg of BW)] from Se-enriched yeast. Selenium treatments were initiated 21 d before breeding and dietary… CONTINUE READING