Food Intake and Nutrition During Pregnancy, Lactation and Weaning in the Dam and Offspring
In mammalian species, the connection between reproduction and nutrition is undeniable and illustrated by numerous publications: its role concerning regulation of hormonal secretions, fertility, pregnancy outcome, lactation and neonatal development indeed retains the attention of the scientific community. The interest on the influence of nutrition in dog and cat reproductive physiology is growing. Awareness on the key aspects of feeding during critical periods like pregnancy, lactation and weaning is essential to optimize the reproductive performances in these species.
Fontaine, E. (2012). Food Intake and Nutrition During Pregnancy, Lactation and Weaning in the Dam and Offspring. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 47(6), 326-330. DOI: 10.1111/rda.12102
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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Gestating Females, Health, Lactating Females, Nutrition