Plastic materials used in semen bags

Sep 30, 2021
 

Dr. Cristina Nerin is a specialist in the packaging topic. In this video, she details some of the plastic materials used in semen bags. As we see, each one of them has its own properties and advantages.

However, Dr. Nerin highlights that all of these plastics contain chemicals that can migrate to...

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Boar semen analysis

Sep 30, 2021

 

The changes in swine production have led studs to have a greater number of boars, and the collections are being centralized in 2 or 3 days. Therefore, the studs need to process a greater number of ejaculates in a shorter time.

All the techniques and systems that have been emerging for the...

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How can we make sure that plastics are safe to use?

Sep 30, 2021
 

Dr. Cristina Nerin is a specialist in the packaging topic and a professor at the University of Zaragoza. In this video, Dr. Nerin shows some methodologies used to identify and quantify the plastics compounds that can be toxic and migrate to semen.

MB Swine applies a set of quality control tools...

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Control of raw materials for extenders

Sep 30, 2021

Correct selection of raw materials is crucial in controlling possible alterations in the final extender. The different raw materials should present a high degree of water solubility, a specific density, a pH that meets the spermatic conservation ranges of the extender, high purity, and a...

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Paints and adhesives on plastic packs

Sep 30, 2021
 

 Paints and adhesives on plastic packs can migrate to the semen and then affect semen quality. Dr. Nerín showed us, in a very clear way, how this happens.

The contaminated semen can lead to a total-born reduction, sow infertility, and other reproductive issues.

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Stimulation patterns and optimal insemination time

Sep 30, 2021

 

The stimulation task after weaning and insemination is carried out during the parts of the sexual cycle called proestrus and estrus. This final period is characterized by the moment the sow accepts the male and lasts two or three days, although in gilts is somewhat shorter (a little more...

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Migration of substances

Sep 30, 2021
 

Did you know that some compounds of plastic packs can migrate to semen, thereby affecting the reproductive performance in pigs?

In this video, Dr. Nerin, a specialist in the packing topic and its non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), explains how this migration occurs.

The good news? MB only...

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Do you know the main factors that lead to contamination of the ejaculate?

Sep 30, 2021

 

For artificial insemination programs to be successful males must produce quality doses of semen. However, a critical point in the production of inseminating doses is the bacterial contamination of the ejaculate (GOLDBERG et al., 2013). It is known that contamination is an event that can...

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Postcervical in gilts: tips and advantages

Sep 30, 2021

 

Due to the numerous advantages that postcervical insemination offers, which we talked about in our previous post, this technique is starting to develop progressively among gilts in recent years.

 
Advantages compared to traditional artificial insemination in gilts:
 
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Did you know that the type of extender can affect the number of total born?

Sep 30, 2021

The extender is a biological medium that maintains the functionality of the sperm for a certain period, minimizing the effects of cell aging and thus preserving the functional characteristics of the sperm cells, while controlling bacterial contamination (GADEA, 2003). In general, pig extenders...

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