The effect of periconceptional undernutrition of sheep on the cognitive/emotional response and oocyte quality of offspring at 30 days of age.

@article{Abecia2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of periconceptional undernutrition of sheep on the cognitive/emotional response and oocyte quality of offspring at 30 days of age.},
  author={J A Abecia and Adriana Casao and Mar{\'i}a Pascual-Alonso and Sandra Lob{\'o}n and Lorena Aguayo-Ulloa and Ana Meikle and Fernando Forcada and C. P. Sosa and Raul Hector Marin and Marco Aur{\'e}lio Pedron e Silva and Gustavo A. Mar{\'i}a},
  journal={Journal of developmental origins of health and disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={79-87}
}
Maternal periconceptional undernutrition is associated with altered development and increased risks of adverse outcomes in the offspring. This circumstance is normal in flocks under extensive farming systems, which depend on natural forage resources. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of periconceptional undernutrition in sheep on behavioral and reproductive aspects of the offspring. Eighty ewes were synchronized in estrus and allocated to two groups (n=40) to be fed diets that… CONTINUE READING

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