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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ASTRAGALUS AND OXYTROPIS POISONING IN LIVESTOCK Title: Toxic plants: Effects on reproduction and fetal and embryonic development in livestock

Authors
item Panter, Kip
item Welch, Kevin
item Gardner, Dale

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 10, 2011
Publication Date: February 25, 2011
Citation: Panter, K.E., Welch, K.D., Gardner, D.R. 2011. Toxic plants: Effects on reproduction and fetal and embryonic development in livestock. In: Gupta, R.C., editor. Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. p. 689-704.

Interpretive Summary: Reproductive performance not only relates to an animal’s ability to produce offspring, but to produce it at a proper time interval and provide proper neonatal care and nutrition. The recognition that poisonous plants may have a major impact on reproductive performance is relatively new and not fully realized. Effects on spermatogenesis, oogenesis, libido, fertilization, placentation, embryo-fetal survival, development (birth defects) and growth, postpartum intervals, and neonatal survival and development are all factors affected by poisonous plants.

Technical Abstract: Reproductive performance not only relates to an animal’s ability to produce offspring, but to produce it at a proper time interval and provide proper neonatal care and nutrition. The recognition that poisonous plants may have a major impact on reproductive performance is relatively new and not fully realized. Effects on spermatogenesis, oogenesis, libido, fertilization, placentation, embryo-fetal survival, development (birth defects) and growth, postpartum intervals, and neonatal survival and development are all factors affected by poisonous plants.

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