Title

Intrauterine Artificial Insemination in Show Stock Swine

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Matthew Shultz

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

During the 2015-2016 calendar year, I will be studying the comparisons and contrasts of traditional cervical exposure artificial insemination techniques versus a new method of transcervical (intrauterine) insemination that extends a separate catheter through the cervix and into the uterus. The study will measure conception rates, litter size, and cost efficiency as major factors to consider with each method and the way commercial producers can use this information to produce the largest litter possible while keeping both the sow and piglets safe and healthy. Sows at Murray State University’s North Farm will be randomly selected for technique so that no bias can be given based on previous conception pattern. The bulk of the project will be conducted during fall semester, 2015, including literature review and actual artificial insemination of sows at Murray State University’s North Farm. The project will carry over into the early spring of 2016 as the litters bred for in the fall are born and final results are collected and put together.

Location

Barkley Room, Curris Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

Affiliations

Honors Thesis

 
Apr 21st, 1:00 PM Apr 21st, 2:00 PM

Intrauterine Artificial Insemination in Show Stock Swine

Barkley Room, Curris Center

During the 2015-2016 calendar year, I will be studying the comparisons and contrasts of traditional cervical exposure artificial insemination techniques versus a new method of transcervical (intrauterine) insemination that extends a separate catheter through the cervix and into the uterus. The study will measure conception rates, litter size, and cost efficiency as major factors to consider with each method and the way commercial producers can use this information to produce the largest litter possible while keeping both the sow and piglets safe and healthy. Sows at Murray State University’s North Farm will be randomly selected for technique so that no bias can be given based on previous conception pattern. The bulk of the project will be conducted during fall semester, 2015, including literature review and actual artificial insemination of sows at Murray State University’s North Farm. The project will carry over into the early spring of 2016 as the litters bred for in the fall are born and final results are collected and put together.