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Table 1 Characteristics of boar studs and semen samples used for molecular analysis

From: Relevance of Leptospira in boar and for the development of alternative antimicrobial concepts in boar semen preservation

Boar stud Stud size Bedding type Replacement rate of boar Sampling time Sampled boar Age of boar Raw semen Diluted semen
n months n n
1 290 sawdust 55% 11/2018 10 19.9 ± 3.1 none 10
2 450 sawdust 60% 12/2018 10 17.9 ± 4.4 none 10
3 300 straw 50% 01/2019 9 16.9 ± 4.5 9 9
4 100 straw 45% 02/2019 10 17.7 ± 7.9 10 10
5 330 sawdust 60% 03/2019 10 23.3 ± 6.4 10 10
6 10 straw 40% 06/2018 9 36.0 ± 18.0 9 9
  1. Stud size refers to the number of boar kept
  2. Diluted semen originated from ejaculates of the same boar investigated