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Efficient artificial insemination (AI) is essential for future challenges in the pig industry. Knowledge on the exact relation between semen quality characteristics and fertility can have a major impact on both the genetic merit of future animals and the efficiency of AI. Variation in fertility is caused not only by farm- or sow-related parameters but also by boar- and semen-related parameters. In pig AI there is no gold standard concerning semen quality assessment. Assessing semen quality characteristics objectively and relating them to large field fertility datasets leads to an efficient production of insemination doses, which results in an efficient dissemination/descent of the breeding program required genes. Overall, this contributes to the development of semen quality assessments, which improves the prediction of porcine male fertility. Knowing which semen characteristics, and to what extent, contribute to male fertility and makes the field fertility more predictable.
a TOPIGS Research Center IPG B.V. , Beuningen , the Netherlands.
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Name: The Veterinary quarterly
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Human artificial insemination in which the semen used is that of a man other than the woman's husband.
Human artificial insemination in which the husband's semen is used.
Artificial introduction of SEMEN or SPERMATOZOA into the VAGINA to facilitate FERTILIZATION.
Compounds which increase the capacity of the male to induce conception.
The capacity to conceive or to induce conception. It may refer to either the male or female.