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Table 1 Means ± SEM in the two insemination groups for parameters used for randomisation (experiment 2)

From: In vitro performance and in vivo fertility of antibiotic-free preserved boar semen stored at 5 °C

Semen storage Sows, n Parity order Total born piglets, na Body condition score Total weaned piglets, na Lactation length, da
17 °C w/ AB 97 2.74 ± 0.16 15.55 ± 0.27 2.79 ± 0.03 12.81 ± 0.13 19.92 ± 0.13
5 °C w/o AB 97 2.76 ± 0.15 15.52 ± 0.28 2.80 ± 0.04 12.85 ± 0.15 19.93 ± 0.13
  1. afrom the last litter preceding the insemination trial
  2. 17 °C: semen stored in AndroStar® Premium with antibiotics (w/AB; 0.25 g/L gentamicin sulphate)
  3. 5 °C: semen stored in AndroStar® Premium without antibiotics (w/o AB)