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The Swine AI Book
Second Edition, 1998
This enlarged edition of 176 pages now has the following chapters, each with a self-test.  (Yes, answers are given at the end of the book!).  How to start using artificial insemination and make it work in your herd;   Genetics: How to select boars for your artificial insemination program;   Biosecurity procedures for AI;  Establishing your own boar stud;  The reproductive system of the boar;   How to collect semen;  How to process semen;  The female reproductive system;  How to artificially inseminate the breeding female.  Then follow Record keeping;  Glossary;  Appendixes [Cleaning glassware and laboratory equipment;   Processing semen "by eye";  The hemocytometer;  Calibrating the photometer;  Semen evaluation;  Preparing eosin-nigrosin stains;  Assessing sperm cell morphology;   Assessing acrosome morphology;  Recipes for semen extenders;  Evaluating stored semen;  Temperature conversion table;  AI equipment suppliers]; Answers to self tests; Index.


Essential for people starting in AI.  Even regular users of AI can learn something new.  If your improved skills and knowledge help you obtain an extra litter or two, and/or an increase in litter size, your investment in this book will have been well repaid!

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