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Effects of feeding level on follicular growth and certain plasma hormone levels in the mare.
Brief content of the abstract
The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of feeding on the follicular development and circulating plasma LH, FSH, oestrogens, progesterone, insulin-like growth factor-1 and IGF binding protein concentrations in pony mares. For that 11 months before the actual experiment, 10 mares were well fed while 10 others had a restricted diet. Overall conclusion was that follicular development and plasma levels of reproductive hormones are dramatically
modified by a long-term restricted diet in horses.
Salazar-Ortiz, J., Audouin, E., Delpuech,T., Monget, P., Guillaume, D.2004. Effects of feeding level on follicular growth and certain plasma hormone levels in the mare (French title: Effets du niveau d'alimentation sur la croissance folliculaire et certains taux hormonaux plasmatiques de la jument.). 30eme journee de la recherche equine, 3 mars 2004: 15-27 (abstract).
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Published by Les Haras Nationaux Direction du Developpement, Paris, France.