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Old February 26th, 2012, 16:43
Eon Eon is offline
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Default Blood at I.A.

Hi,
recently I changed sow alimentation in gestation and lactation period.
Now when I do artificial insemination I find, in some case, blood in the catheter and poor vaginal mucus.
Is due to alimentation or is caused by baxterial infection?
Thank you
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Old February 27th, 2012, 13:08
Stevie G Stevie G is offline
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Originally Posted by Eon
Hi,
recently I changed sow alimentation in gestation and lactation period.
Now when I do artificial insemination I find, in some case, blood in the catheter and poor vaginal mucus.
Is due to alimentation or is caused by baxterial infection?
Thank you

Blood on a Cathater can be caused by one of two things:
1) Old scar tissue.
2) Bushing it into the bladder. The cathetar should be pushed in an up wards 45 degree angle. There is more infomation on this webb site about doing AI.
The presence of blood does not mean your sow has an infection and if blood is present during AIing it may reduce the chance of her getting pregnant, but it does not mean that she will NOT get pregnant.
Hope this helps.

You could of course give your sow a shot of LA, but be aware that not all drug should be given to concieving or pregnant sows, so always be sure of what your using ie read the label carefully.
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