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Record number 541539
Title Recent advances in pig reproduction : Focus on impact of genetic selection for female fertility
Author(s) Kemp, Bas; Silva, Carolina L.A. Da; Soede, Nicoline M.
Source Reproduction in Domestic Animals 53 (2018)S2. - ISSN 0936-6768 - p. 28 - 36.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/rda.13264
Department(s) WIAS
Adaptation Physiology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) genetic selection - litter size - management - sow - weaning-to-oestrus interval
Abstract

In the past 30 years, sows have been successfully selected for a shorter weaning-to-oestrus interval and increased litter size. This review discusses the consequences of this selection for the reproductive physiology of sows, including the consequences for litter characteristics at birth. It also discusses breeding and management opportunities to deal with this changed genetics.

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