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Effects of Heat Stress on Ovarian Physiology in Growing Pigs

Authors
  • Jackson Nteeba (Iowa State University)
  • Lance H. Baumgard (Iowa State University)
  • Jason W. Ross (Iowa State University)
  • Aileen F. Keating (Iowa State University)

Abstract

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.

Keywords: ASL R2743

How to Cite:

Nteeba, J., Baumgard, L. H., Ross, J. W. & Keating, A. F., (2012) “Effects of Heat Stress on Ovarian Physiology in Growing Pigs”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 9(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1386

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Published on
01 Jan 2012
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