Measures of the ovaries and uterus during development of gilts selected for differences in uterine capacity.

Abstract

Direct selection for uterine capacity (UC) increased the number of live pigs born. A method to indirectly estimate UC in developing gilts is needed for this trait to be incorporated into commercial selection strategies. We tested the hypothesis that selection for UC alters phenotypic characteristics of the reproductive tract of prepubertal gilts and that… (More)
DOI: 10.2527/jas.2013-7205

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