Prevalence and causes of inappropriate temperatures in on-farm semen storage units in Ontario
Beth Young, DVM, DVSc; Cate E. Dewey, DVM, MSc, PhD; Robert M. Friendship, DVM, MSc, Diplomate ABVP
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Air temperatures were recorded inside 28 on-farm semen storage units. Inappropriate semen storage temperatures were recorded in 36% of units examined. Producer errors, including adding warm semen to the unit, poor unit maintenance, and poor temperature control, were identified as the most frequent causes of inappropriate temperatures.
Keywords: semen, temperature, storage unit
Cite as: Young B, Dewey CE, Friendship RM. Prevalence and causes of inappropriate temperatures in on-farm semen storage units in Ontario. J Swine Health Prod 2008;16(2):92-95.
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