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Robert Knox

Dr. Robert V. Knox is swine extension specialist and associate professor in the department of animal sciences at the University of Illinois, USA.


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Exclusive: How sow single fixed-time insemination works

Knowing more about this new technique can help overcome challenges.
The development and approval of a new generation of reproductive hormones for advancing and synchronizing ovulation in swine has been attracting attention for their application use of single fixed-time insemination (SFTI). The technology is based on the administration of a hormone to sows after weaning and is followed by only one timed insemination the next day.
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