Backflow during insemination in sows

Sep 30, 2021

Since swine artificial insemination was established, both with the traditional technique and with the intrauterine technique we have heard about semen backflow. Backflow is just a certain amount of the semen dose that comes out through the vulva or catheter, during or after insemination.

As we...

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Heat stress in boars

Sep 30, 2021

Seasonal infertility occurs mainly in summer and results from the effects of day length and high temperature (heat stress). In fact, the reduced conception is caused partly as a result of a decrease in semen quality and libido in the boar. Some research has proven that there are negative effects...

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Reprotoxicity of plastics

Sep 30, 2021

• All plastics contain potential migrants that can affect the activity and safety of
the packaged produce;
• Reprotoxicity has been demonstrated by direct contact between the migrants
and the spermatozoa. BADGE causes mainly miscarriages, while Surfynol and
lactones affect the fecundation....

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Monitoring and diagnosis of PRRS in the boar stud

Sep 30, 2021

In order to monitor animals in a boar stud, we need the most sensitive techniques that detect the infection at its earliest stage. The method that offers these two characteristics is RT-PCR, since it exponentially amplifies the virus genome and is able to detect small amounts of it in the...

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Water for your semen doses

Sep 30, 2021

Water is the essential dilution element of the extender and it cannot alter the physical-chemical equilibrium or contribute any toxicity, so it is essential to choose correctly the type of water to be used.

If we decide to produce our own water at the center, we must ensure that we obtain the...

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MB Reproduction Thoughts

Sep 30, 2021

All over the world the pig producers always want to use the best genetics in their farms, which would help them to be more competitive and profitable. It makes perfect sense, since the piglets should perform increasingly better in terms of feed efficiency, growth rate, lean meat, quality meat,...

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Reprotoxicity from multilayer plastic bags

Sep 30, 2021

In general, the toxicity of individual chemical substances is tested in the laboratory on animals, such as mice, either for oral, dermal, or inhalation toxicity, but the toxicity of mixtures of substances has not yet been described. Studies based on direct exposure of potentially toxic...

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Reference parameters for water suitable for production of semen doses

Sep 30, 2021

Although there is a minimum to comply in terms of water quality, once this minimum is met, the influence that exists between the different types of water, in terms of fertility and prolificacy results on farm, are uncertain.

Reference parameters for water suitable for production of semen doses:

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Extender's Post Production

Sep 30, 2021

Our finished product sample library contains samples from each of the extender batches manufactured with the objective of guaranteeing total traceability in the quality process and enabling our laboratory to perform any posterior analysis required.

A comparative test of the different extenders...

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How to optimize the coming into heat in gilts

Sep 30, 2021

As is well known, the gilts have a very important role within the farm since they represent the future of the farm, in addition, if we divide the farm into subpopulations by age, we will realize that they usually represent the largest group (20-24% of the total).

Therefore, their reproductive...

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