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.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress - Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 7 Jun 2016 → 10 Jun 2016
|Conference||24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress|
|Period||7/06/16 → 10/06/16|
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.