Ø-Vet offers a course in intrauterine insemination for both customers and other interested parties. Intrauterine insemination is insemination directly in the uterus compared to the traditional insemination at the cervix. As the insemination is done directly in the uterus, a course and subsequent approval by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration are legally required in Denmark.
The course is a one-day course with a subsequent practice period in own herd with insemination of minimum 50 sows. The practice period will depend on the number of sows in the week batches. The course finishes with an exam consisting of an oral and practical part assessed as passed/not passed. It is possible to have the course in the herd if all employees should be taught, and otherwise the course will be held when 6-8 people have signed up.
The insemination method is about twice as fast as the traditional insemination. The time saved is partly found in heat control itself and partly in the insemination. During heat control, all sows do not have to be stimulated according to The Pig Research Centre's 5-point plan unless they do not show standing heat with a standing reflex. The insemination itself is also faster as the location of the semen in directly in the uterus means that you do not have to wait for the sow to suck up the semen.
If you are intested, please contact veterinarian Louise Huge Skovsmose.