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Control of Pig Reproduction IX

Control of Pig Reproduction IX

Concluding Keynote Lecture

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What research is needed to improve commercial pig reproduction

Einarsson Stig

Artificial insemination with fresh or stored semen is currently the only sperm technology used at a commercial scale in the pig industry. Attention should therefore be given for further improvement of the functionality and fertilizing ability of cryopreserved semen, as well as for sperm sorting for gender pre-selection. During the last two decades various proteins and polypeptides have been identified in boar seminal plasma, and the relevance of some of them to reproduct...