Reproductive performance of sows inseminated with diluted semen treated with homeopathic medicine
Francisco Rafael Martins Soto, Erlete Rosalina Vuaden, Cideli de Paula Coelho, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Sérgio Santos de Azevedo, Nilson Roberti Benites, Flavia Regina Oliveira de Barros, Marcelo Demarchi Goissis, Mayra Elena Ortiz Assumpção, Mariana Groke Marques
Aims: this study sought to assess the reproductive performance of sows inseminated with sperm treated with homeopathic medicines. Materials and methods: the semen of 2 sexually mature boars age 18 months Pietrain and Duroc cross-bred with similar genetic and reproductive performance were chosen, as well as 125 sows. Sixteen samples of semen were collected and standardized through semen evaluation. Three homeopathic preparations and a placebo (control) were tested on the sperm (n=31/32 per group): Avena sativa 6cH, Pulsatilla nigricans 6cH and Avena sativa 6cH + Pulsatilla nigricans 6cH. Sows were inseminated 3 times with the same estrous diagnostic procedures. Results: there was significant difference (p<0.05) between Avena sativa 6cH and the other 3 groups regarding the return to estrus and parturition rate. There was no significant difference among the groups regarding the number of newborn piglets. Conclusion: these data suggest that homeopathic preparation Avena sativa may be used directly on sperm cells to improve the parturition rate in technified swine farms.
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