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Nutritional restriction of ewes during late gestation compromises foetal and post natal metabolite provision

M. P. Tygesen 1  ,  
 
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Department of Animal and Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Grønnegårdsvej 7, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):567–570
Publish date: 2004-08-30
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ABSTRACT
Metabolic adaptation to nutritional restriction during late gestation, in twenty twin-bearing adult Shropshire ewes, was studied. During the last 6 weeks pre-partum, ewes were fed either a low (L) or high (H) energy diet, and all received the H diet post-partum. Nutritional restriction during late gestation resulted in a more catabolic and ketogenic state of the ewe, with birth weights of the lambs being substantially reduced. Moreover milk yield was also reduced as a consequence of the period of nutritional restriction indicating that mammary development was affected.
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M. P. Tygesen   
Department of Animal and Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Grønnegårdsvej 7, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
ISSN:1230-1388