The level of feed intake affects embryo survival and gene expression during early pregnancy in gilts.

Appropriate feed intake level would enhance embryo survival. This study investigated the relationship among feed intake level, embryo survival, hormone secretion and mRNA expression. Fifty-four Landrace x Yorkshire crossbred gilts were allotted to three treatment groups of high (H, 2 x maintenance), medium (M, 1.2 x maintenance) and low (L, 0.6 x… CONTINUE READING