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A Genome Scan For Quantitative Trait Loci And Imprinted Regions Affecting Reproduction In Pigs, J. W. Holl, J. P. Cassady, D. Pomp, R. K. Johnson Nov 2004

A Genome Scan For Quantitative Trait Loci And Imprinted Regions Affecting Reproduction In Pigs, J. W. Holl, J. P. Cassady, D. Pomp, R. K. Johnson

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

Quantitative trait loci for reproductive traits in a three-generation resource population of a cross between low-indexing pigs from a control line and high-indexing pigs from a line selected 10 generations for increased index of ovulation rate and embryonic survival are reported. Phenotypic data were collected in F2 females for birth weight (BWT, n = 428), weaning weight (WWT, n = 405), age at puberty (AP, n = 295), ovulation rate (OR, n = 423), number of fully formed pigs (FF, n = 370), number of pigs born alive (NBA, n = 370), number of mummified pigs (MUM, n = 370), and number of stillborn pigs (NSB, n ...


Responses To 19 Generations Of Litter Size Selection In The Nebraska Index Line. I. Reproductive Responses Estimated In Pure Line And Crossbred Litters, D. B. Petry, Rodger K. Johnson Mar 2004

Responses To 19 Generations Of Litter Size Selection In The Nebraska Index Line. I. Reproductive Responses Estimated In Pure Line And Crossbred Litters, D. B. Petry, Rodger K. Johnson

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

Our objective was to estimate responses in reproductive traits in the Nebraska Index line (I) after 19 generations of selection for increased litter size. Responses were estimated in dams producing pure line, F1, and three-way cross litters. A total of 850 litters were produced over six year-seasons, including 224 pure line litters, 393 F1 litters produced from I and C females mated with DanbredNALandrace (L) or Duroc- Hampshire (T) boars, and 233 litters by F1 L x I and L x C females mated with T boars. Contrasts of means were used to estimate the genetic difference ...


Fat Supplementation And Reproduction In Beef Females, Richard N. Funston Jan 2004

Fat Supplementation And Reproduction In Beef Females, Richard N. Funston

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

Inadequate dietary energy intake and poor body condition can negatively affect reproductive function. Supplemental lipids have been used to increase energy density of the diet and may also have direct positive effects on reproduction in beef cattle. Several fatty acid sources have been studied as they relate to reproductive function. Common sources include sunflower, safflower, cottonseed, rice bran, soybeans, fishmeal, animal tallow, and calcium salts of fatty acids. Fats have been fed before and after calving, during the breeding season, and during heifer development. Response to fat has been investigated through measuring body weight and body condition score, age at ...


Performance Of Mouse Lines Divergently Selected For Heat Loss When Exposed To Different Environmental Temperatures. I. Reproductive Performance, Pup Survival, And Metabolic Hormones, P. M. Kgwatalala, J. L. Deroin, Merlyn K. Nielsen Jan 2004

Performance Of Mouse Lines Divergently Selected For Heat Loss When Exposed To Different Environmental Temperatures. I. Reproductive Performance, Pup Survival, And Metabolic Hormones, P. M. Kgwatalala, J. L. Deroin, Merlyn K. Nielsen

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

Mouse populations differing in metabolic rate have been developed through selection for high (MH) and low (ML) heat loss, along with the unselected controls (MC). Objectives of the study were to compare the MH, ML, and MC lines for reproductive performance, pup survival, and metabolic hormones when reared at 12, 22, and 31°C, and to search for line × environment interactions. Conception and litter size were recorded on the parent generation mice introduced to the environments at 11 wk of age and bred after a 3-wk acclimatization period. Survival of pups (pre-weaning to 3 wk; post-weaning from 3 to 9 ...


Ec04-219 2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 2004

Ec04-219 2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 2004 Nebraska Swine Report was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. This publications deals with research on swine reproduction, breeding, health, nutrition, economics, and housing.


2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane E. Reese Jan 2004

2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane E. Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publications was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. It deals with the results that were done in reproduction, breeding, health, genetics, nutrition, economics and housing of swine.