AI Program Evaluation Checklist

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Semen

  • Boar Management Program
    • Housing
    • Temperature control
    • Nutrition
    • Age
    • Frequency of collection
  • Health program
  • Hygiene
  • Proper equipment and lab area
  • Temperature control
    • At collection
    • Processing
    • Storage
  • Techniques for assessment of semen quality of individual sires and ejaculates
  • Water source and quality
  • Extender (storage, expiration date, pH)
  • Accuracy of equipment
    • Scales
    • Sperm counting
    • Thermometers/thermostats
  • Boar-semen production records

 

 


Technician – Insemination

  • Age of semen (length of storage)
  • Hygiene
  • Proper female stimulation
  • Patience/time of insemination process
  • Evidence of bloody catheters
  • Evidence of discharges
  • Return to estrus report
    • early
    • regular
    • late
  • Heat detection program
    • Head-to-head with boar
    • Knowledge of worker
  • Timing and number of inseminations


 


Female Fertility

  • Reproductive performance records/whole herd and by parity
    • Farrowing rate
    • Litter size
    • Wean-to-estrus interval
    • Inseminations/service
  • Returns
    • Regular
    • Irregular
    • Early
    • Late
  • Nutrition – gilt development, breeding, gestation and lactation
    • Body condition
    • Feed intake
    • Ration formulation
  • Housing
    • Type
    • Hygiene
    • Air quality
  • Health
    • Vaccination program
    • Blood tests/titers
    • Discharges

 

 

 


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