1: Introduction to controlled reproduction in pigs 2: The sow's oestrous cycle and associated events 3: The artificial control of oestrus and ovulation in pigs 4: Pregnancy testing in pigs 5: Control of farrowing 6: More frequent farrowing in pigs 7: Increasing litter size in pigs 8: Embryo transfer and associated techniques in pigs 9: Breeding pigs at younger ages
This book is the third in a set of four providing a series on controlled reproduction in farm animals. The aim of the series is to provide a general review of the literature dealing with the different ways in which reproduction in the major farm mammals can be controlled and manipulated. The four volumes are effectively an expanded and new edition of a previous work, Controlled Breeding in Farm Animals (Pergamon Press, 1983). However, the literature on this subject has expanded so rapidly since the time of the earlier volume, that it is now thought appropriate to publish it in four separate volumes. Buffaloes, goats, deer and camelids have been added to the species covered by the series compared to the previous book. All volumes provide comprehensive reference lists and are fully up-to-date. This third volume focuses on pigs. It will appeal to reproductive physiologists and workers in animal production, animal breeding and veterinary medicine.