Essential Guides on Swine Health and Production. Artificial Insemination and Hormone Management in the Sow
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Essential Guides on Swine Health and Production. Artificial Insemination and Hormone Management in the Sow

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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.

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).

1. AI in pigs: current approach 2. Oestrus detection in the sow Oestrous cycle Signs of oestrus Detection of oestrus Choice of staff and boar Frequency of detection of oestrus Sows requiring detection of oestrus Methods for oestrus detection Consequences of poor oestrus detection 3. Timing of artificial insemination When to inseminate Insemination based on estimating the moment of ovulation Duration of oestrus Measuring luteinising hormone (LH) Temperature of the vulva Vaginal cytology Electrical resistance of the vaginal mucus Ultrasound examination of the ovary Fixed-time artificial insemination Using hormones to induce and synchronise ovulation Use of encapsulated semen When to stop inseminating 4. Methodology of artificial insemination Preparation of the semen Microscopic evaluation of the semen before artificial insemination Management of semen doses on the farm Preparing the equipment required for artificial insemination Catheters Common features of all AI techniques Hygiene during AI Introducing the catheter into the sow’s vagina Intracervical insemination Catheters for IC-AI IC-AI method Semen dose characteristics for IC-AI Duration of intracervical insemination Backflow from the vulva Stimulation of the sow during IC-AI Postcervical intrauterine insemination Catheters for PC-AI PC-AI method Semen dose characteristics for PC-AI Advantages of PC-AI Deep intrauterine insemination Catheters for DIU–AI DIU-AI method Semen dose characteristics for DIU-AI Advantages and disadvantages Use of seminal additives during artificial insemination 5. Hormonal control of oestrus Induction of oestrus Differentiating between anoestrus and pseudoanoestrus Hormones that stimulate the ovaries Absence of oestrus after hormonal induction Synchronising oestrus Hormones for synchronisation of oestrus Absence of oestrus after synchronisation Duration of treatment Other uses for altrenogest on the farm Induction and synchronisation of ovulation When to induce ovulation during the oestrous cycle Hormones for induction of ovulation Advantages of a single fixed-time insemination References 
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  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es María Victoria Falceto Recio
  • Año de edición 2018
  • Nº Páginas 88
  • Encuadernación Soft cover. Wire-o
  • Tamaño 17 X 11

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