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Nutritional Approaches to Arresting the Decline in Fertility of Pigs and Poultry
edited by J. A. Taylor-Pickard

Nutritional Approaches to Arresting the Decline in Fertility of Pigs and Poultry re-examines the current trends in productivity in the pig and poultry industries, and identifies nutritional means to improve fertility.

Nutritional Approaches to Arresting the Decline in Fertility of Pigs and Poultry considers the effects of essential nutrients in optimising productivity, and discusses innovative applications of nutrition that will help to enhance fertility.


Nutrigenomics in pig and poultry production: Feeding the genes for fertility

  1. Using genomic information to understand fertility
  2. Oligonucleotide microarrays as a tool for examining gene regulation in swine
  3. Examining fertility issues using gene expression
  4. Nutrigenomics
  5. Effects of selenium on gene expression
  6. Vision of the future

Recent advances in sow reproductive function

  1. A perspective on sow nutritional requirement estimates
  2. A case in point - copper
  3. Feeding management

Organic or inorganic selenium for hyperovulatory first-parity sows? Antioxidant status, hormonal response, embryo development and reproductive performance

  1. Long-term effects on selenium-related metabolites
  2. Short-term effects on selenium-related metabolites and hormone status during the peri-oestral period (canulated animals)
  3. Reproduction performance on day 30 of gestation

Piglets survival: importance for efficient productivity

  1. Peri-natal mortality
  2. Understanding piglet mortality
  3. Importance of colostrum for the piglet’s survival

Nutritional management of reproduction

  1. Where are we and what do we aim at?
  2. Targets for gilt preparation
  3. Gestation feeding
  4. Lactation feeding
  5. Longevity
  6. Mineral needs for reproduction
  7. Current thinking on organic minerals

The role of the boar in maximising reproduction: effects of nutrition and management

  1. Reproduction in the boar
  2. The rearing period
  3. Nutrition of the breeding boar
  4. Mineral and vitamin requirements
  5. Feed quality
  6. Water requirement
  7. Effects of environmental temperature
  8. The effects of stockmanship

Recent developments of fertility in turkeys

  1. Environmental conditions to sustain fertility in breeder flocks
  2. Accessing and preserving sperm with a high fertilizing potential
  3. Sperm-egg interactions: an in vitro approach to better assess fertility in vivo

Examining the impact of nutrition on the fertility of broiler breeders

  1. Growth selection and reproduction in broiler breeders
  2. Reproduction in the broiler breeder
  3. Fertility
  4. Factors affecting egg size
  5. Impact of hatching egg quality on hatchability
  6. Optimizing nutrition for the hatching egg
  7. Maintaining male fertility
  8. Study of selenium source in broiler breeders

Broiler breeder nutrition and management: What’s new?

  1. Management of breeders during the rearing period
  2. The effect of constant and changing daylengths on age at maturity
  3. Lighting treatments in the laying period
  4. Crystalline amino acid usage in broiler breeders
  5. Calcium intake in the rearing period and shell quality

Nutrition of the newly hatched chick: An opportunity to maximize broiler performance?

  1. Yolk utilization
  2. Gastro-intestinal development
  3. Functional development
  4. Small intestinal absorption
  5. Effect of early access to feed

Striving for a feed conversion ratio of 1.00 - The challenges we need to overcome

  1. Development of the poultry industry
  2. What does the future hold?
  3. The four factors to work on


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Nutritional Approaches to Arresting the Decline in Fertility of Pigs and Poultry
edited by J. A. Taylor-Pickard
2006 • 196 pages • $111.00 + shipping
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