The effects of acute nutrient restriction in the mid-gestational ewe on maternal and fetal nutrient status, the expression of placental growth factors and fetal growth.

@article{McMullen2005TheEO,
  title={The effects of acute nutrient restriction in the mid-gestational ewe on maternal and fetal nutrient status, the expression of placental growth factors and fetal growth.},
  author={Sarah McMullen and J C Osgerby and John S. Milne and Jacqueline M Wallace and D Claire Wathes},
  journal={Placenta},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={25-33}
}
This study explores the hypothesis that acute under-nutrition in mid-gestation reduces maternal and fetal nutrient status and affects the expression of specific regulators of placental growth and function. Welsh Mountain ewes were fed a concentrate diet plus wheat straw to provide 100% of their maintenance requirements. The concentrate ration of nutrient restricted (NR) ewes was reduced from day (d) 83 of gestation and withdrawn from d85 to d90. At d90, half the ewes (NR m = 7, control n = 8… CONTINUE READING