Ceva Animal Health has introduced Fertipig to its swine reproduction range. The new product is a more flexible way to induce and synchronise oestrus in sows. Due to its unique formula it can be used for up to 28 days after reconstitution, thereby providing optimum usage and minimal waste.
Weaned sows failing to return to oestrus within seven days after weaning contribute to missed breeding targets and result in increased non-productive day (NPD) costs. The breeding target is ideally a minimum of 95% of sows in heat within five days and inseminated within seven days after weaning.
Fertipig can be used either in a preventative way for all weaned sows in the batch at the day of weaning, or selectively to sows which are not in heat within seven days after weaning. It combines the use of eCG and hCG to mimic the action of FSH and LH when administered early after weaning. The result should be a high-quality oestrus and a reduction in the average weaning to oestrus interval (WOI). This in turn should deliver a higher insemination rate and higher piglet index.
The unique advantage of Fertipig is that it’s officially approved stability for up to 28 days after reconstitution, when stored in a refrigerator.
“Thanks to its long stability-in-use, Fertipig provides a higher degree of control, easier planning and ultimate product convenience. This provides pig producers with greater efficiency and improved reproductive cost management,” Ceva Animal Health’s swine product manager Fiona Wright said.
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