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Factors influencing placental development and function in the mare.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22594039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development of the equine placenta involves a series of stage-specific events which ensure that the fetus is nourished throughout its 11 months of gestation. Initially, placental exchange to the developing embryo is histotrophic, via the yolk sac but, as the allantochorion develops and microcotyledons form, haemotrophic nutrition plays the major role in sustaining the increasing demands of the growing fetus. This review describes the development of the allantochorionic placenta of the mare and discusses some of the factors that influence its growth, size and functions and, hence, its control of fetal growth and maturation.
S Wilsher; W R Allen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Equine veterinary journal. Supplement     Volume:  -     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Equine Vet J Suppl     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-18     Completed Date:  2012-06-21     Revised Date:  2013-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614088     Medline TA:  Equine Vet J Suppl     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Paul Mellon Laboratory of Equine Reproduction, Newmarket, Suffolk, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Horses / physiology*
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Placenta / growth & development*,  physiology*,  ultrastructure

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