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bp0016cpr3 | Development of The Follicleand Corpus Luteum | CPR2001

Ovarian folliCular growth in sows*

Lucy M. C. , Liu J. , Boyd C. K. , Bracken C. J.

The resumption of ovarian follicular development during lactation and after weaning in sows is a complex process that ultimately determines rebreeding efficiency of sows. Ovarian follicular development before weaning is heterogeneous because multiple patterns of development are observed when individual sows are compared. Sows can have relatively inactive ovaries before weaning with follicles of < 2 mm in diameter. Other sows have nonovulatory follicular waves in which...