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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2743

Topic

Swine

Summary and Implications

Ovaries were obtained from growing pigs that had been heat-stressed and were evaluated for alterations in a signaling pathway known to play a critical role in ovarian physiology. Our results indicate that hyperthermia alters this pathway in a short space of time (after 7 days). Identifying how and why heat stress alters ovarian physiology are important in developing therapeutic approaches to prevent the reduction in reproductive performance associated with warm summer months.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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