Artificial insemination and hormonal management of the sow - Veterinary

Artificial insemination and hormonal management of the sow. Essential guides on swine health and production

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This guide is a visual and practical explanation of what should happen from the moment when you receive the semen from the artificial insemination centre, until the moment when the sow is inseminated, with a focus on the use of refrigerated semen: conservation and management of seminal doses, oestrus detection, identification of the best time for insemination, insemination methods, and hormonal control of oestrus and ovulation.

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This guide is a visual and practical explanation of what should happen from the moment when you receive the semen from the artificial insemination centre, until the moment when the sow is inseminated, with a focus on the use of refrigerated semen: conservation and management of seminal doses, oestrus detection, identification of the best time for insemination, insemination methods, and hormonal control of oestrus and ovulation.

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María Victoria Falceto Recio

María Victoria Falceto Recio is professor of Reproduction and Obstetrics at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zaragoza (UZ) and academic coordinator of Pig Production as part of the undergraduate programme in veterinary medicine. She has been head of the Reproductive Consultancy Service at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UZ) since 2003, and codirector of the Joint Master’s Degree Programme in Pig Health and Production organised by the universities of Lleida, Zaragoza, Barcelona and Madrid since 2006. She has authored or coauthored numerous scientific articles published in Spanish and international journals and is the author of the handbook Essential guides on swine health and production. Ovarian pathophysiology in the sow, published by Servet. María Victoria has vast experience in the pig production industry, both from an academic and scientific perspective, as well as from a practical one. For this reason, she is secretary of the Spanish Association of Swine Veterinary Practitioners (ANAVEPOR), a member of the Board of Directors of the Aragon Association of Swine Veterinary Practitioners (AVPA) and a member of the Spanish Scientific Pig Farming Association (ANAPORC).

Table of Contents

1. AI in pigs: current approach

2. Oestrus detection in the sow

     Oestrous cycle

     Signs of oestrus

     Detection of oestrus

     Consequences of poor oestrus detection

3. Timing of artificial insemination

     When to inseminate

     Insemination based on estimating the moment of ovulation

     Fixed-time artificial insemination

     When to stop inseminating

4. Methodology of artificial insemination

     Preparation of the semen

     Preparing the equipment required for artificial insemination

     Common features of all AI techniques

     Intracervical insemination

     Postcervical intrauterine insemination

     Deep intrauterine insemination

     Use of seminal additives during artificial insemination

5. Hormonal control of oestrus

     Induction of oestrus

     Synchronising oestrus

     Induction and synchronisation of ovulation

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Author
Marivi Falceto
Page count
88
Trim size
17 × 11 cm
Pub date
2018
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Artificial insemination and hormonal management of the sow. Essential guides on swine health and production

This guide is a visual and practical explanation of what should happen from the moment when you receive the semen from the artificial insemination centre, until the moment when the sow is inseminated, with a focus on the use of refrigerated semen: conservation and management of seminal doses, oestrus detection, identification of the best time for insemination, insemination methods, and hormonal control of oestrus and ovulation.

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