Vitamin E supplementation of undernourished ewes pre- and post-lambing reduces weight loss of ewes and increases weight of lambs

C.A. Rosales Nieto, C.A. Meza-Herrera, F.d.J. Moron Cedillo, M.d.J. Flores Najera, H.G. Gámez Vázquez, F.d.J. Ventura Pérez, Shimin Liu

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    © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.The aim of this study was to test if vitamin E supplementation during late gestation and early lactation would affect the weight of ewes under nutritional restriction and the performance of their lambs. Mature Rambouillet ewes (n = 37) were fed a diet that supplied 70 % of the energy and 80 % of recommended protein requirements and randomly assigned to either vitamin E (vit E, n = 20, 4 IU of α-tocopherol kg−1 of live weight) or control (n = 17, without vitamin E supplementation). During the experimental period, the mean weight of ewes decreased from 74.6 ± 2.4 to 58.1 ± 2.2 kg. Weight loss of ewes was slightly less for the vit E than the control (−65 vs −124 g day−1, SEM = 46; P = 0.07). Lambs born from vit E-supplemented ewes were heavier than lambs from the control and grew significantly faster (239 vs 195 g day−1, SEM = 29.3, P <0.05) with heavier weights at weaning (16.5 vs 13.5 kg, SEM = 1.8, P <0.05). Besides, birth weight, weaning weight and daily weight gain favoured to single lambs and to male lambs (P <0.05). Weaning weight was positively correlated to birth weight (P <0.05) and weight gain (P <0.001). When the nutrient requirements for ewes are not met, supplementation of vitamin E during late gestation and early lactation might be an effective strategy to minimise ewe weight loss as well as to increase lamb growth.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)613-618
    JournalTropical Animal Health and Production
    Volume48
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Rosales Nieto, C. A., Meza-Herrera, C. A., Moron Cedillo, F. D. J., Flores Najera, M. D. J., Gámez Vázquez, H. G., Ventura Pérez, F. D. J., & Liu, S. (2016). Vitamin E supplementation of undernourished ewes pre- and post-lambing reduces weight loss of ewes and increases weight of lambs. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 48(3), 613-618. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-016-1006-9
    Rosales Nieto, C.A. ; Meza-Herrera, C.A. ; Moron Cedillo, F.d.J. ; Flores Najera, M.d.J. ; Gámez Vázquez, H.G. ; Ventura Pérez, F.d.J. ; Liu, Shimin. / Vitamin E supplementation of undernourished ewes pre- and post-lambing reduces weight loss of ewes and increases weight of lambs. In: Tropical Animal Health and Production. 2016 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 613-618.
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    Rosales Nieto CA, Meza-Herrera CA, Moron Cedillo FDJ, Flores Najera MDJ, Gámez Vázquez HG, Ventura Pérez FDJ et al. Vitamin E supplementation of undernourished ewes pre- and post-lambing reduces weight loss of ewes and increases weight of lambs. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 2016;48(3):613-618. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-016-1006-9