BoarScent - Intko Supply LTD.

BoarScent

A boar substitute spray

Deficient oestrus detection is the most important cause of infertility in breeding herds. Typically, sows are checked for oestrus once a day and gilts twice a day. Oestrus detection can be improved by observing sow behavior while the boar is given direct contact with the sow. However, sows and gilts will become fatigued and refractory to boar in less than an hour even if they are in heat. The use of BoarScent will help in determining the onset of oestrus in the absence of a "teaser" boar.

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Introduction of BoarScent

Deficient oestrus detection is the most important cause of infertility in breeding herds. Typically, sows are checked for oestrus once a day and gilts twice a day. Oestrus detection can be improved by observing sow behavior while the boar is given direct contact with the sow. However, sows and gilts will become fatigued and refractory to boar in less than an hour even if they are in heat. This is due in part to the extreme exertion (isometric contraction) associated with standing heat. Thus, the best oestrus detection systems do not allow constant boar contact. The use of BoarScent will help in determining the onset of oestrus in the absence of a "teaser" boar.

Formulation of BoarScent

BoarScent is a 100% water-based emulsion containing no solvents and is marketed as a pump spray. The formulation is comprised of the active ingredient, androstenone, emulsified using minimum amounts of surfactants in water. The surfactants used are the same ones commonly used in formulations that can be found in our homes. As a result, the formulation is safe for use and very environmentally friendly.

Dose

Apply two sprays to the snout of the sow or gilt. Sow and gilts that are in the window of oestrus will show the lordosis effect, commonly known as the mating stance. These sows and gilts can then be herded away for mating.

Benefits of using BoarScent

  • Aids in the identification of oestrus in sows and gilts without the use of a boar.
  • Reduces the time from weaning to re-breeding.
  • Increased productivity saves money.
  • Non-flammable.
  • Safe for the animals, the user and the environment.
  • One bottle treats 100 sows.

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