Essential guides on swine health and production. Semen collection and management
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Essential guides on swine health and production. Semen collection and management

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Artificial insemination (AI) is an indispensable technique on swine farms, and its success depends primarily on semen quality. This handbook covers the key steps necessary to obtain high-quality processed semen and ensure successful AI. Essential practical considerations are clearly detailed in each chapter.

Carlos García Artiga

He acquired his PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Murcia in 1992, and in the same year became a Professor in the Zoology teaching unit of the Department of Physiology (Animal Physiology), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

His main research focus is mammalian reproductive biotechnology, including reproductive biology of sheep, reproductive biology of pigs, spermatic characteristics in different species, freezing of pig embryos and study of porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome.

In addition, he is an active collaborator with several institutions, including the National Institute for Agricultural Research (CIT/INIA, Madrid), the Regional Centre for Animal Selection and Reproduction (CERSYRA), and the Department of Animal Pathology (Head of Infectious Diseases) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCM.

1. Introduction 2. Anatomy and physiology Anatomy Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis Spermatogenesis Reproductive development 3. Collection and training room Introduction Collection area Boar training Semen collection process 4. Method for collecting boar semen Double glove technique Sperm fractions 5. Evaluation of semen quality Introduction Volume Motility Morphology (abnormalities) Sperm concentration and sperm count Acrosome morphology Agglutination Data sheet for monitoring boars 6. Semen processing and storage Semen extenders Extender preparation Preparation of semen doses ando semen storage References
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Carlos García Artiga
  • Año de edición 2017
  • Nº Páginas 82
  • Encuadernación Soft cover. Wire-o
  • Tamaño 17 X 11

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