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bp0017cpr16 | (1) | CPR2005

Effects of boar stimuli on the follicular phase and on oestrous behaviour in sows

Langendijk P. , Soede N.M. , Kemp B.

This review describes the role of boar stimuli in receptive behaviour, and the influence of boar stimuli during the follicular phase. Receptive behaviour (standing response) in an oestrous sow is elicited by boar stimuli, which can be olfactory, auditory, tactile, or visual. The relative importance of these stimuli is not clear. Individually, olfactory and tactile stimuli elicit a standing response in a variable percentage of sows, depending on the study, but not in all ...

bp0018cpr18 | Management of Ovarian Activity in Swine | CPR2009

Ovarian responses to laetation management strategies

Soede N.M. , Hazeleger W. , Gerritsen R. , Langendijk P. , Kemp B.

A number of lactation management strategies can be applied to reduce negative effects of lactation on post-weaning fertility. This paper focuses on effects of lactation length, Intermittent Suckling and Split Weaning on follicle development and subsequent oestrus. It is concluded that a lactation length of less than 3 weeks still leads to suboptimal reproductive performance in our modern sows. Further, both Intermittent Suckling and Split Weaning stimulate lactational fo...