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Artificial Insemination in Boar Reproduction

  • Joan E. Rodríguez-GilEmail author
  • Efrén Estrada
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Abstract

This chapter is focused on the main aspects related to utilizing artificial insemination (AI) in pig production. The importance of AI in pig farming is discussed, as well as the main techniques used in its application. The first section is devoted to a brief description of the historical development of AI and its application in the pig industry, followed by a brief justification of its current importance. Subsequently, the application of AI with frozen-thawed and sex-sorted semen samples is discussed. A last section regarding current legislation in AI pig farming has also been included.

Keywords

Artificial Insemination Uterine Contraction Semen Quality Boar Sperm Freeze Semen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit of Animal Reproduction, Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of VeterinaryMedicine Autonomous University of BarcelonaBellaterra (Barcelona)Spain

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