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Unpublished Paper
A Comparison of Intrauterine and Cervical Artificial Insemination Catheters on Farrowing Rate and Litter Size in Artificially Mated Sows
Animal Industry Report
  • Robert F. Fitzgerald, Iowa State University
  • Gordon F. Jones, Western Kentucky University
  • Kenneth J. Stalder, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2238
Publication Date
2007
Disciplines
Topic
Swine
Summary and Implications

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.

Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Robert F. Fitzgerald, Gordon F. Jones and Kenneth J. Stalder. "A Comparison of Intrauterine and Cervical Artificial Insemination Catheters on Farrowing Rate and Litter Size in Artificially Mated Sows" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth_stalder/19/