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Table 1 Control and nutrient restricted ewe comparative values

From: Development of a surgical procedure for removal of a placentome from a pregnant ewe during gestation

CategorycControlSham50% NRCd
Ewes pregnant GD 289441
Ewes necropsied GD 1358429
Avg fetal weight, kg5.61 ± 0.17a5.96 ± 0.30a4.69 ± 0.12b
Crown-rump length, cm64.12 ± 0.87a65 ± 1.24a60.27 ± 0.59b
Ponderal index2.12 ± 0.052.16 ± 0.032.14 ± 0.04
Ewe weight change, kg14.25 ± 2.20a11.25 ± 2.69a−32.41 ± 1.27b
Single placentome weight - GD 70, g12.04 ± 1.22 10.57 ± 0.61
Placentome mass weight - GD 135, g546.20 ± 43.32a635.04 ± 50.25a440.35 ± 21.89b
Placentome number - GD 13580.87 ± 6.0687.00 ± 5.4478.10 ± 3.01
Placental efficiency10.63 ± 0.679.46 ± 0.4311.11 ± 0.38
Amniotic fluid volume, mL651.88 ± 69.69640.50 ± 39.84778.52 ± 84.20
Allantoic fluid volume, mL545.00 ± 115.12702.00 ± 222.32882.59 ± 123.34
  1. a,b Mean values in the same row not sharing the same superscript letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. cGD is Gestational Day
  3. dNRC is National Research Council nutritional requirement