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ra0001p108 | (1) | WCRB2014

Effect of the way in which ewes were handled during mid-gestation on testicular and ovarian development in their lambs

de Jonge Suzanne , Hogg Charis O. , Baxter Emma , Hall Sarah , Dwyer Cathy M. , Ashworth Cheryl Joy

Introduction: This study determined whether the way in which pregnant ewes were handled affected gonad development in their offspring.Methods: Twin-bearing Scottish Blackface × Border Leicester ewes were either handled minimally (control, C, n=20), positively (predictable timings, soft vocal tones etc. P, n=20) or negatively (random timings, shouting and whistling etc. N, n=20) between day 65 and 100 of pregnancy. Followin...