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Title: Climatic effects on productive traits in livestock
Authors: Nardone, Alessandro
Ronchi, Bruno
Lacetera, Nicola
Bernabucci, Umberto
Keywords: Climate
Farm animals
Production
Reproduction
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Nardone, A. et al. 2006. Climatic effects on productive traits in livestock. "Veterinary Research Communications" 30(1. Suppl.): 75-81
Abstract: Each species, breed or animal category has its own thermal zone of comfort outside of which it experiences heat stress in the attempt to maintain homeothermy, so that less energy is available for production processes. Cold represents less of a problem than heat. Heat stress (HS) can negatively affect the number of spermatozoa and motile cells per ejaculate, impair oocyte growth, conception rates, embryo development, increase embryo mortality or reduce growth of the foetus during pregnancy. Heat
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Description: L'articolo è disponibile sul sito dell'editore http://link.springer.com/journal/11259
DOI: 10.1007/s11259-006-0016-x
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/139
ISSN: 0165-7380 (Print) 1573-7446 (Online)
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