To determine through chemical synthesis and animal feeding trials if furan fatty acids can impact reproduction and fertility in animals.
Furan fatty acids will be chemically synthesized and mixed into animal diets. Animals will be purchased and a diet formulated to NRC requirements with furan fatty acids added at 0, 1.0, and 3.0 ppm. The test compounds will be fed for 3 weeks. Production fertility and reproductive parameters will be determined for each treatment group.</P>