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Roy N. Kirkwood

Roy N. Kirkwood is with the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, SA, Australia.


pig insemination

Single fixed-time insemination of sows, a new trend

This is a new trend with many advantages over traditional artificial insemination that go beyond semen savings.
In simple terms, the successful artificial insemination of sows depends on the hygienic deposition of enough sperm at the appropriate time so as to have an adequate sperm reservoir in the oviduct at the time of ovulation. However, what is the optimal time of insemination?
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