The Equine Placenta: Mare and Foal Interactions

Abby L. Fowden, University of Cambridge, UK, discussed nutritive and endocrine functions of the equine placenta at the first Equine Placenta Workshop held at the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky on Dec. 5-6. She said the functions of the placenta are as a barrier, for transport of nutrients and waste, nutrient production, and hormone production.


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