Importance of selenium in the nutrition of breeding sows – a new approach

15 Jan 2013
January 2013, Vol.2, no.1

Laboratory of Dr. J. Jacques Matte, Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre (DSRDC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Considerable increases in ovulation rate have been achieved in hyperprolific lines of pigs during the last twenty years. This has been done at the expense of embryo survival, possibly because of the poor quality of some of the oocytes released at ovulation.