Managing the Prenatal Environment to Enhance Livestock Productivity

Managing the Prenatal Environment to Enhance Livestock Productivity PDF

By Paul L. Greenwood, Alan W. Bell, Philip E. Vercoe and Gerrit J. Viljoen

Managing the Prenatal Environment to Enhance Livestock Productivity PDF. Prenatal life is the period of maximal development in animals, and it is well recognised that factors that alter development can have profound effects on the embryonic, fetal and postnatal animal. Scientists involved in research on livestock productivity have for decades studied postnatal consequences of fetal development on productivity. Recently, however, there has been a surge in interest in how to manage prenatal development to enhance livestock health and productivity. This has occurred largely due to the studies that show human health in later life can be influenced by events during prenatal life, and establishment of the Fetal Origins and the Thrifty Phenotype Hypotheses. This book, Managing the Prenatal Environment to Enhance Livestock Productivity reviews phenotypic consequences of prenatal development, and provides details of mechanisms that underpin these effects in ruminants, pigs and poultry. The chapters have been divided into three parts: Quantification of prenatal effects on postnatal productivity, mechanistic bases of postnatal consequences of prenatal development and regulators of fetal and neonatal nutrient supply.

Managing the Prenatal Environment to Enhance Livestock Productivity is a reference from which future research to improve the level of understanding and capacity to enhance productivity, health and efficiency of livestock in developing and developed countries will evolve. It is particularly timely given the development of molecular technologies that are providing new insight into regulation and consequences of growth and development of the embryo, fetus and neonate.

  • Is the first livestock-specific book quantifying consequences of fetal programming
  • Is the first livestock-specific book reviewing mechanisms of fetal programming
  • Written by internationally-recognized authors with direct research experience of fetal programming in major livestock species
Table of Contents
Quantifying the Magnitude of Prenatal Effects on Productivity

Postnatal Consequences of the Maternal Environment and of Growth During Prenatal Life for Productivity of Ruminants

Quantification of Prenatal Effects on Productivity in Pigs

Managing Prenatal Development of Broiler Chickens to Improve Productivity and Thermotolerance

Mechanistic Basis of Postnatal Consequences of Fetal Development

Biological Mechanisms of Fetal Development Relating to Postnatal Growth, Efficiency and Carcass Characteristics in Ruminants

Mechanistic Aspects of Fetal Development Relating to Postnatal Fibre Production and Follicle Development in Ruminants

Mechanistic Aspects of Fetal Development Relating to Postnatal Health and Metabolism in Pigs

Regulatory Aspects of Fetal Growth and Muscle Development Relating to Postnatal Growth and Carcass Quality in Pigs

Regulators of Fetal and Neonatal Nutrient Supply

Placental Vascularity: A Story of Survival

Management and Environmental Influences on Mammary Gland Development and Milk Production

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