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

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Title: Effect of Neofat on offspring sex ratios in Rambouillet and Suffolk sheep.
Author: Lange, Sarah E.
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 ) .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /15
Date: 2011-05-10

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Lange, Sarah E. Effect of Neofat on offspring sex ratios in Rambouillet and Suffolk sheep.. Master's thesis, Angelo State University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /15 .

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