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The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine

Abstract

Fertilizing capacity of three boars from different breeds; Meishan, Landrace and Large White; were tested. Semen quality was macroscopically evaluated. A direct observation of embryonic quality were performed after surgical collection from natural mated gilts. A total of nine gilts, equally divided into three groups was used in this experiment. Each group was mated with each boar. The result showed that there was a relationship between a quality of semen and a quality of recovered eggs. High percentage of fertilized eggs (90%) were obtained in each gilt and the stage attained was related to the day of collection. The method will be useful to confirm the semen quality in boar.

Publisher

Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University

First Page

299

Last Page

304

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