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28 October 2016 Atrazine contamination of sow feed and water affects the litter sex ratio and increases fetal mortality in Thailand
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Feed and water samples for 828 sows collected at weaning and weekly during gestation were assayed for atrazine content. Atrazine intake >3 µg d-1 resulted in reduced litter size and increased female:male litter sex ratio (P < 0.05). Of 1483 mummified fetuses, the majority of them were male (2.5:1), and mortality primarily occurred in weeks 7 and 8.

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Nutthee Am-in, Roy N. Kirkwood, and Wichai Tantasuparuk "Atrazine contamination of sow feed and water affects the litter sex ratio and increases fetal mortality in Thailand," Canadian Journal of Animal Science 97(2), 165-168, (28 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2016-0008
Received: 17 January 2016; Accepted: 1 October 2016; Published: 28 October 2016
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