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Amelioration of summer infertility in outdoor pigs - MS0507

Objective
In conjunction with Thames Valley Pigs (TVP) and Hoechst (UK)Ltd to determine:- a) the efficacy of slow-release melatonin implants in controlling summer infertility in outdoor pigs b) whether maternal administration of slow-release melatonin implants before or during pregnancy has any effects on piglet development c) how the diurnal melatonin rhythm and seasonal changes in other hormones interact to regulate pig reproduction.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1994

Cost: £132,461
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Oxford
Keywords
              
Fields of Study
Livestock