The Pig Pheromone Site
Boar Saliva Analog (BSA) -- the Boar Pheromone that stimulates sow estrus behavior and enhances reproductive performance
Two videos; one sow not in heat; one sow in heat after BSA spray
Sow not in heat
Sow in heat sprayed with BSA pheromone
References from our Laboratory
- Lewis, C. R. G., N. Krebs, L. E. Hulbert and J. J. McGlone. 2010. Use of a putative maternal pheromone during transport and the effect of trailer temperature on pig losses and welfare. Animal Production. 50:916-924.
- McGlone, J. J., W. F. Stansbury and L. F. Tribble. 1986. Aerosolized 5α-androst-16-en-3-one reduced agonistic behavior and temporarily improved performance of growing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 63:679-684.
- McGlone, J. J. and J. L. Morrow. 1988. Reduction in pig agonistic behavior by androstenone. J. Anim. Sci. 66:880-884.
- McGlone J. J. and D. L. Anderson. 2002. Synthetic Maternal pheromone stimulates feeding behavior and weight gain in weaned pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 80:3179-3183
Finishing Pig Behavior