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Preliminary Program Announcement!!

by 5m Editor
16 November 2006, at 11:28am

CANADA - The VIth International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation will be held in Canada on August 12-15 2007.

The beautiful Nottawasaga Conference Centre, nestled in acres of rolling countryside within 45 minutes of Toronto and 90 minutes from the University of Guelph, will facilitate exchange of the latest information influencing the productivity and fertility of the working boar, among scientists and practioners from North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Numerous companies providing service to the worldwide AI industry will be manning exhibits at the Conference. Join today’s established and emerging experts to see the latest technical advances and to explore such topics as:

  • The sperm cell and the female tract
    • Immunological responses; Oviductal genes and products; Sperm-egg binding
  • Liquid Semen Preservation
    • Fresh semen storage; Flow cytometric evaluation; Energy & extenders; Low dose insemination
  • Freezing of semen
    • New strategies; Sex-sorted frozen semen; Sperm cinematography; Biosecurity & other industry benefits
  • Aspects of biotechnology related to gametes
    • Boar variability in IVF; Xenotransplantation; Cloning; Embryo technology & the genome
  • Sperm genetics
    • Sperm-mediated gene transfer; Genes & reproductive traits in AI boars; Gene banking
  • Management of AI
    • Bacteria & semen production; Nutrition & semen quality; Sow management; AI transmitted diseases; International swine AI

In addition, there will be workshops on seminal plasma & fertility and semen production technologies, posters describing the latest findings from around the world, and displays of the latest in technology. Bring your family to enjoy the golf, hiking, swimming, indoor skating, racquet sports and nearby wilderness parks or cities.

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