Relationship between ovulation rate and litter characteristics at birth

Carolina Lima Alvares da Silva, B.F.A. Laurenssen, E.F. Knol, B. Kemp, N.M. Soede

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Abstract

The genetic selection for increased litter size has resulted in a disproportionate increase in ovulation rate (OR). A higher OR was linearly related with decreased placental length at day 35 of pregnancy, which could inhibit foetal growth during further pregnancy (Da Silva et al., 2016). As increased litter size has resulted in a decreased piglet birth weight and increased within litter birth weight variation, we investigated the relationship between OR and litter characteristics at term.
Original languageEnglish
Pages119
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress - Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 7 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

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Conference24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period7/06/1610/06/16

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Lima Alvares da Silva, C., Laurenssen, B. F. A., Knol, E. F., Kemp, B., & Soede, N. M. (2016). Relationship between ovulation rate and litter characteristics at birth. 119. Abstract from 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Dublin, Ireland.