Essential guides on swine health and production. Semen collection and management
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Essential guides on swine health and production. Semen collection and management

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Artificial insemination (AI) is an indispensable technique on swine farms, and its success depends primarily on semen quality. This handbook covers the key steps necessary to obtain high-quality processed semen and ensure successful AI. Essential practical considerations are clearly detailed in each chapter.

Carlos García Artiga

He acquired his PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Murcia in 1992, and in the same year became a Professor in the Zoology teaching unit of the Department of Physiology (Animal Physiology), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

His main research focus is mammalian reproductive biotechnology, including reproductive biology of sheep, reproductive biology of pigs, spermatic characteristics in different species, freezing of pig embryos and study of porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome.

In addition, he is an active collaborator with several institutions, including the National Institute for Agricultural Research (CIT/INIA, Madrid), the Regional Centre for Animal Selection and Reproduction (CERSYRA), and the Department of Animal Pathology (Head of Infectious Diseases) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCM.

1. Introduction

2. Anatomy and physiology


Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis


Reproductive development

3. Collection and training room


Collection area

Boar training

Semen collection process

4. Method for collecting boar semen

Double glove technique

Sperm fractions

5. Evaluation of semen quality




Morphology (abnormalities)

Sperm concentration and sperm count

Acrosome morphology


Data sheet for monitoring boars

6. Semen processing and storage

Semen extenders

Extender preparation

Preparation of semen doses ando semen storage


  • Autor/es Carlos García Artiga
  • Fecha de edición octubre 2017
  • Nº Páginas 82
  • Encuadernación Tapa blanda. Wire-o
  • Tamaño 17 X 11
  • Idioma Inglés

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