Ceva Animal Health has added to its swine reproduction range with the launch of Fertipig – hailed by the company as “a more flexible way to induce and synchronise oestrus in sows”.
New Fertipig is “a more flexible way to induce and synchronise oestrus in sows”, Ceva claims.
Weaned sows failing to return to oestrus within seven days after weaning contribute to missed breeding targets and result in increased non-productive day (NPD) costs. The breeding target is ideally a minimum of 95% of sows in heat within five days and inseminated within seven days after weaning.
Fertipig can be used either in a preventative way for all weaned sows in the batch at the day of weaning, or selectively to sows which are not in heat within seven days after weaning.
This new product combines the use of eCG and hCG to mimic the action of FSH and LH when administered early after weaning. The result should be a high quality oestrus and a reduction in the average weaning to oestrus interval (WOI). This, in turn, should deliver a higher insemination rate and higher piglet index.
According to the company, the unique advantage of Fertipig is its officially approved stability for up to 28 days after reconstitution when stored in a refrigerator, thereby providing optimum usage and minimal waste.
Product manager Fiona Wright said: “Thanks to its long stability-in-use Fertipig provides a higher degree of control, easier planning and ultimate product convenience. This provides pig producers with greater efficiency and improved reproductive cost management.”
- For further product details, visit www.ceva.co.uk
- For technical support call Ceva’s UK swine manager Paul Penny on +44 (0) 7768 330142.