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bp0018cpr3 | Physiological Roles of The Boar Ejaculate | CPR2009

Optimal characteristics of spermatozoa for semen technologies in pigs

Parrilla I. , Vazquez J.M. , Caballero I. , Gil M.A. , Hernandez M , Roca J. , Lucas X. , Martinez E.A.

Despite the great potential of sperm technologies such as sperm cryopreservation and sperm sex sorting for the improvement of different aspects of swine production, artificial insemination with fresh or stored semen is currently the only sperm technology used at a commercial scale in the pig industry. The lower reproductive performance associated with the use of these sperm technologies is the reason for such limited use. Since optimal characteristics are required for su...