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Table 2 Fertility data of sows (experiment 2)

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

Semen storage 17 °C w/AB 5 °C w/o AB P-value
Sows, n 94 95  
Pregnancy rate day 24, % 98.9 98.9 1.00
Farrowing rate, % 96.8 98.9 0.37
Total number of born piglets 15.3 ± 0.4 15.8 ± 0.3 0.51
Total number of live-born piglets 14.3 ± 0.4 14.6 ± 0.3 0.94
  1. Data for total number of born and live-born piglets are shown as means ± SEM. Values do not differ (P > 0.05).
  2. Sows (n = 189) were inseminated with semen pools extended split-sample in AndroStar® Premium and stored at 17 °C with antibiotics (17 °C w/AB; 0.25 g/L gentamicin sulphate) or at 5 °C without antibiotics (5 °C w/o AB).