Effect of Neofat on offspring sex ratios in Rambouillet and Suffolk sheep.

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Effect of Neofat on offspring sex ratios in Rambouillet and Suffolk sheep.

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dc.contributor.author Lange, Sarah E.
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Agriculture.
dc.creator Lange, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-10T21:35:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-10T21:35:24Z
dc.date.created April 2011
dc.date.issued 2011-05-10T21:35:24Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/15
dc.description.abstract Maternal 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.iso en_US en
dc.subject Suffolk en
dc.subject Rambouillet en
dc.subject Neo-fat en
dc.subject Maternal diet en
dc.subject Sheep en
dc.subject.lcsh Rambouillet sheep
dc.subject.lcsh Suffolk sheep
dc.subject.lcsh Feed additives
dc.subject.lcsh Reproduction
dc.subject.lcsh Sex ratio
dc.subject.lcsh Research
dc.title Effect of Neofat on offspring sex ratios in Rambouillet and Suffolk sheep. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.type.material text
dc.type.genre Thesis
thesis.degree.name M.S.
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Animal Science
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
thesis.degree.department Agriculture
dc.contributor.committeeMember Branham, Loree A.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Engdahl, Gril R.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Pier, Charles A.

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