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

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): García Artiga, Carlos
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-17225-10-0
Pages: 82
Binding: Soft cover. Wire-o
Format: 17 x 11

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.


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

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

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): García Artiga, Carlos
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-17225-10-0
Pages: 82
Binding: Soft cover. Wire-o
Format: 17 x 11

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

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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): García Artiga, Carlos
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-17225-10-0
Pages: 82
Binding: Soft cover. Wire-o
Format: 17 x 11

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