Artificial insemination in boar reproduction

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© 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoar Reproduction: Fundamentals and New Biotechnological Trends
Place of PublicationHeidelberg (DE)
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013


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