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dc.contributor.authorLange, Sarah E.
dc.contributor.otherAngelo State University. Department of Agriculture.
dc.creatorLange, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-10T21:35:24Z
dc.date.available2011-05-10T21:35:24Z
dc.date.createdApril 2011
dc.date.issued2011-05-10T21:35:24Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/15
dc.description.abstractMaternal diet and body condition are conceivably the most studied factors influencing sex ratio. The objective of this study was to determine if Neo-fat® influences offspring sex ratio in Rambouillet and Suffolk sheep. Ewes were randomly assigned to one of two treatments (n = 46). Treatment 1 consisted of a basal diet to serve as a control, and Treatment 2 consisted of the basal diet plus Neo-Fat fed at 0.46% of body weight. Ewes were bred after four weeks of feeding and continued to be fed for an additional two weeks. Blood samples were taken at breeding to determine differences in NEFA concentrations in serum. Results were only considered for ewes lambing as a result of being bred on the first estrus cycle and indicated no differences among NEFA concentrations, lamb sex ratios or lamb birth weights (P > 0.05).en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectSuffolken
dc.subjectRambouilleten
dc.subjectNeo-faten
dc.subjectMaternal dieten
dc.subjectSheepen
dc.subject.lcshRambouillet sheep
dc.subject.lcshSuffolk sheep
dc.subject.lcshFeed additives
dc.subject.lcshReproduction
dc.subject.lcshSex ratio
dc.subject.lcshResearch
dc.titleEffect of Neofat on offspring sex ratios in Rambouillet and Suffolk sheep.en
dc.typeThesisen
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dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.S.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineAnimal Science
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.departmentAgriculture
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBranham, Loree A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEngdahl, Gril R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPier, Charles A.


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