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Minimum Suggested Values of Extended Porcine Semen for Use in an Artificial Insemination Program

Minimum Suggested Values of Extended Porcine Semen for Use in an Artificial Insemination Program

Semen Variable

Value

Gross sperm motility

≥70%

Normal sperm morphology

≥75%

Sperm concentration

25 to 65 × 106 sperm/mL

Dose volume (cervical deposition)

≥70 mL

Microbial content

No significant aerobic growth

Arrival temperature

15º–19ºC