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Lactation oestrus and breeding in sows

Pig sow piglets

Scientists at Roseworthy campus have pig reproduction projects available for students to complete honours research in animal science.

Using a modified hormone protocol, lactating sows will be induced to ovulate and be inseminated at a fixed time.

The success of the ovulation induction protocol and sow fertility to the insemination will be assessed. If successful, this would permit longer lactations to the benefit of piglet performance.



Tagged in Honours projects - Animal science, Honours projects - Roy Kirkwood, Honours in Animal Science subtheme - Production animal health, Honours projects - Kiro Petrovski

Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition