© 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. All rights are reserved. 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.
|Title of host publication||Boar Reproduction: Fundamentals and New Biotechnological Trends|
|Place of Publication||Heidelberg (DE)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2013|