This second part on AI stud management reviews the procedure for calculating sperm concentration and the elements that affect a correct assessment.
Pedro José Llamas
University of Murcia and Import-Vet. Spain
Pedro José Llamas is an agricultural engineer from the Miguel Hernández University, in Elche, where he obtained the Honours Degree in Superior Engineering. He has studied the Msc degree "Biology and Technology of the Reproduction in Mammals" from the University of Murcia (this degree is recognised by the National Quality Agency). Currently he is a student at the PhD programme “Biology and Technology of the Reproductive Health”, from the International PhD School of the University of Murcia.
He is a specialist in pig reproduction and has developed his carreer for 8 years as Production Manager at the boar studs PORCILORCA, SL. During the last 12 years he has worked for IMPORT-VET, SA, implementing new reproductive techniques, this company being a pioneer in the developent and implementation of the postcervical insemination. He also manages the quality assurance of AI centres at a national and international level. He is currently carrying out the implementation of the quality assurance system at the boar studs of the company CHERKIZOVO GROUP (Russia).
Updated CV 14-Dec-2015
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