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Obtain dual benefits with Ceva’s new fertility product Fertipig®

Ceva Animal Health has introduced Fertipig® to its Swine reproduction range. Fertipig® is a more flexible way to induce and synchronise oestrus in sows. Due to its unique formula it can be used for up to 28 days after reconstitution, thereby providing optimum usage and minimal waste.

Weaned sows failing to return to oestrus within seven days after weaning contribute to missed breeding targets and result in increased non-productive day 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. It 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.  This in turn should deliver a higher insemination rate and higher piglet index.

The unique advantage of Fertipig® is its officially approved stability for up to 28 days after reconstitution, when stored in a refrigerator. 

Fiona Wright, Product Manager, Swine at Ceva Animal Health 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.”

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