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A Comparison of Intrauterine and Cervical Artificial Insemination Catheters on Farrowing Rate and Litter Size in Artificially Mated Sows

Authors
  • Robert F. Fitzgerald (Iowa State University)
  • Gordon F. Jones (Western Kentucky University)
  • Kenneth J. Stalder (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of artificial insemination (AI) catheter type on litter size and farrowing rate. No performance difference was found between sows artificially inseminated using intrauterine or intracervical methods. Since intrauterine catheters typically are more expensive, there is an economic advantage for the more commonly used intracervical method of artificial insemination in the present study.

Keywords: ASL R2238

How to Cite:

Fitzgerald, R. F., Jones, G. F. & Stalder, K. J., (2007) “A Comparison of Intrauterine and Cervical Artificial Insemination Catheters on Farrowing Rate and Litter Size in Artificially Mated Sows”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 4(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-676

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Published on
01 Jan 2007
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