Effect of boar contact on follicular development and on estrus expression after weaning in primiparous sows.

@article{Langendijk2000EffectOB,
  title={Effect of boar contact on follicular development and on estrus expression after weaning in primiparous sows.},
  author={Pieter Langendijk and Henry van den Brand and N. M. Soede and Bas Kemp},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={1295-303}
}
Boar contact can induce ovarian activity, advance estrus and stimulate estrous behavior in sows. High amounts of boar contact can, however, suppress estrous behaviour. The present study with primiparous sows was designed to compare sows that had contact with a teaser boar during detection of estrus, with sows that had no boar contact at all. Number of sows detected in estrus within 9 d after weaning, onset and duration of estrus, follicular dynamics and timing of ovulation were studied. Boar… CONTINUE READING