In a series of articles, swine reproduction and insemination specialist, Javier Gil Pascual, addresses the key aspects of oestrus stimulation and detection, and insemination.
Exposure methods: natural, intranasal, intra-tracheal, aerosol or vaccination.
Some routines are widely used on the daily work of pig farms and we can even think that there is some good logic behind them, but have they been scientifically tested?
Intranasal and intratracheal inoculation routes as well as aerosolization with foggers are discussed.
A newly produced PCR-based test can help assigning all known App serotypes, which can be used to select the most appropriate vaccine.
Depending on the virulence of the strain and the route of exposure, the disease may have four different presentations and early detection can be a challenge due to the lack of specific clinical signs.
Management of dead semen, data analysis, vaccinations,... These are some examples that we will deal with in the following 6 case studies.
The gut microbiome provides an alternative tool for control and prevention of diseases.
The morphological differences in the cervical wall and canal between multiparous and nulliparous sows require deep AI devices adapted to the characteristics of the nulliparous.