Advanced Swine Reproductive Technologies

Understanding factors that regulate early embryonic development is crucial to maximizing profit and minimizing financial losses in the swine industry. Students are involved in all aspects of swine reproduction, including heat detection, hormonal estrous synchronization, artificial insemination, embryo collection, and oocyte recovery. The team collaborates to chart estrous cycles, schedule breedings, and coordinate embryo flushes. Other opportunities include in vitro oocyte maturation, in vitro fertilization, production of parthenogenetically activated oocytes, ultrasonography, semen collection, and participation in surgical embryo transfers and flushes. 

Erin Curry

Dr. Scott Pratt