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Investigations of the action of vitamin A and beta carotene on reproductive performance in pigs

Robertson, Jane Allison (1997) Investigations of the action of vitamin A and beta carotene on reproductive performance in pigs. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

The reproductive efficiency of the breeding sow is a major limitation to profitability in the pork industry. Investigations on the treatment of sows with retinol proprionate or retinol palmitate and their effect on reproductive function were undertaken. The objectives of this work were to investigate the transport and storage of this vitamin after injection, the mode of action of retinol on the ovary and the embryo, and the optimal timing of treatment with retinol to increase litter size in the sow.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carotenes, Vitamin A, sows, fertility, animal reproduction, pigs, porcine, breeding, pork industry, retinol proprionate, retinol palmitate
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0702 Animal Production
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 05:48
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15392
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