Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on reproductive biology and medicine

ra0003p007 | (1) | SRF2016

Alterations in the vasculature of placental but not endometrial tissue associated with small porcine foetuses compared to their normal-sized littermates

Stenhouse Claire , Hogg Charis , Donadeu Xavier , Ashworth Cheryl

Introduction: Low piglet birth weight has severe consequences for neonatal and adult development that cannot be remedied post-natally. It is hypothesised that impaired foetal growth occurs due to inadequate placental vascularisation.Methods: Endometrial and placental tissues supplying small and normal-sized foetuses were collected from Large White x Landrace gilts at gestational days (GD) 30 (n=5), 60 (n=7) and 90 (n=5) for imm...