ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (SWINE) NC II TESDA Course – List of Schools

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (SWINE) National Certificate II (TESDA Course)

The ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (SWINE) NC II Qualification consists of core competencies that a person must achieve to confirm readiness of sow/gilt for artificial insemination, collect boar semen, perform artificial insemination (AI)on sow/gilt and prepare documentations and reports on sow/gilt artificial insemination (AI). It has an elective competencies which are to conduct community awareness program on artificial insemination and render assistance to veterinary procedures related to reproductive problems.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Agri-Fishery Sector.

A person who has achieved this qualification is competent to be:

  • Swine Artificial Insemination Technician
  • Swine Breeding Technician

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (SWINE) NC II QUALIFICATION

Course Title: ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (SWINE)
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration : 127 Hours

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, desirable attitudes and skills of artificial insemination technician (student/learner) in accordance with industry standards. It includes core competencies in confirming readiness of animal for artificial insemination, collecting boar semen, performing artificial insemination (AI) on sow/gilt and preparing documentations and reports on sow/gilt artificial insemination (AI) activities. It has an elective competencies on conduct of community awareness program on artificial insemination and rendering assistance to veterinary procedures related to productive problems. It also includes competencies in workplace communication, teamwork, practicing professionalism, safety in the use of hand tools and equipment, housekeeping and basic mathematical operations and calculations.

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students wishing to enroll in this course should possess the following requirements.

  • Able to read and write;
  • With good moral character;
  • Able to communicate, both orally and in written; and
  • Physically fit and mentally healthy as certified by a Public Health Officer

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (SWINE) NC II

This units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

CORE COMPETENCIES (95 Hours)

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES
AGR621210 Confirm readiness of sow/gilt for artificial insemination
AGR621211 Collect boar semen
AGR621212 Perform artificial insemination (AI) on sow/gilt
AGR621213 Prepare documentations and reports on sow/gilt artificial insemination (AI) activities

CONFIRM READINESS OF SOW/GILT FOR ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (AGR621210) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to confirm the readiness of sow/gilt for artificial insemination. It includes validation information on animal and assessing animal condition.

  1. Validate information on animal
    • Information on confirming readiness of sow/gilt for artificial insemination was collected in clear and logical sequence.
    • Client’s and animal’s profile are recorded using the prescribed forms and in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Transactions and coordination is made in accordance to communication etiquette.
    • Accurate interpretation and decision is made based on the gathered information.
  2. Assess animal condition
    • Physical condition of the animal is evaluated based on recommended standards.
    • Signs of estrus are confirmed.
    • Heat detection is conducted to determine the animal is on standing heat.
    • Task is performed without causing injuries to the animal, technician and others.
    • Accurate interpretation and decision is made based on the result of the actual heat detection.

COLLECT BOAR SEMEN (AGR621211) – This unit covers the outcomes in the preparation and transport of AI equipment, tools, supplies and materials, including hygiene and safety requirements to ensure the integrity and quality of the semen prior to the AI procedure.

  1. Carry-out preparatory activities
    • Boar is cleaned and dried in accordance with the hygiene and safety requirements.
    • AI Paraphernalia are prepared according to standard procedure.
    • Preparatory activities is performed for semen collection in accordance with the hygiene and safety requirements.
  2. Perform collection of board semen
    • Boar is led to the collecting pen
    • Preputial fluid is removed according to procedure.
    • Penile area is massaged to encourage ejaculation of semen.
    • Semen is collected according to standard procedures.
    • Semen evaluated to determine semen quality.
    • Required form for semen collection is accomplished and filed.
    • Semen collection is performed to ensure safety of the boar, technician and other individuals.
  3. Handle boar semen for transport
    • Collected semen is transfer to pre-warmed semen bottles.
      3.2 Semen is properly packed according to required temperature.

PERFORM ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION ON SOW/GILT (AGR621212) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on
the performance of artificial insemination (AI). It includes preparation and deposition of semen and the performing of post-artificial insemination (AI) activities.

  1. Conduct preparatory activities
    • Semen to be used is secured in accordance with clients’ requirements/requests.
    • AI paraphernalia is prepared in accordance to established procedures.
    • Preparatory activities is performed for AI in accordance with the hygiene and safety requirements.
  2. Deposit semen
    • Sow/gilt is stimulated prior to AI.
    • Semen is deposited into the female reproductive tract following recommended procedure.
    • Task is performed without causing injuries to the animal, technician and others.
  3. Perform post-artificial insemination (AI) activities
    • Cleaning of the external genitalia is performed using suitable materials.
    • Wastes disposal is performed according to existing environmental regulations.
    • Task is performed without causing injuries to the animal, technician and others
    • Clients are advised about the management of animals after AI.
    • AI activities are documented using prescribed forms.

PREPARE DOCUMENTATIONS AND REPORTS ON SOW/GILT ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (AI) ACTIVITIES (AGR621213) – This unit covers the required documentation for technicians in the conduct of artificial insemination and related activities.

  1. Collect and process data
    • Necessary forms are secured.
    • Data is collected and processed as required in the forms.
    • Evidence for breed registry is secured (applicable to technicians of private farms)
  2. Accomplish and submit forms
    • Forms are accomplished and submitted to concerned partners.
    • Summary report is prepared and submitted using required forms.
    • File copies of accomplished forms and summary report are kept and compiled by technicians according to required filing procedures.

ELECTIVE COMPETENCIES

UNIT CODE ELECTIVE COMPETENCIES
AGR621214 Conduct community awareness program in artificial insemination
AGR621215 Render assistance to veterinary procedures related to reproductive problems

CONDUCT COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM ON ARITIFICIAL INSEMINATION (AGR621214) – This unit involves the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to conduct community awareness program on artificial insemination to the wider public. It includes competencies in gathering of information, approaching the target clients and promoting artificial insemination.

  1. Prepare for the conduct of community awareness programs
    • Community consultation is conducted to ensure that programs meet their needs.
    • Coordination with local government and relevant personnel is carried-out to determine objectives of the
      program.
    • Programs are structured and finalized with reference to the objectives.
    • Relevant equipment, aids and other materials to be used are sourced and organized.
  2. Carry-out community awareness programs
    • Information on artificial insemination is presented to the target clients in a clear and logical sequence.
    • Programs are conducted using effective public speaking techniques.
    • Effective approach is used to assist the community in understanding the program.
    • Opportunities are provided for the community to seek clarification on important points.
    • Routine clients questions are answered and supplemented with relevant information as needed.
    • Queries outside the area of responsibility or expertise are referred to appropriate personnel/area.
    • Objections and adverse reactions are handled fittingly.

RENDER ASSISTANCE TO VETERINARY PROCEDURES RELATED TO REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS (AGR621215) – This unit covers the required knowledge, skills and attitude to perform assistance of veterinary procedures related to swine reproductive problems, through identification, reporting and administering of treatment and preventive procedures under the supervision of a Licensed Veterinarian.

  1. Recognize swine reproductive problems/diseases
    • Forms are secured from veterinarian
      1.2. Swine assessment/observation is made and
      findings are noted on the prescribed forms
      1.3. Accomplished forms are submitted to veterinarian.
      1.4. Safety precautionary measures are observed using
      the prescribed PPEs
  2. Administer drugs and biologics connected with reproductive problems or disease.
    • Recommendations/prescriptions from the veterinarian are obtained
    • Drugs and biologics are secured according to veterinarian’s prescription
    • Drugs and biologics are administered according to veterinarian’s instructions
    • Client are given advice after administration of drugs and biologics
    • Veterinarian is given feedback regarding the services rendered
    • Daily/Monthly accomplishment report is prepared and submitted using required forms.
    • File copies of accomplished forms and summary report are kept and compiled by technicians according to required filing procedures.

BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)

UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES
500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION (500311105) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes
required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements..

  1. Obtain and convey workplace information.
  2. Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
  3. Complete relevant work related documents.

WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT (500311106) – This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team..

  1. Describe team role and scope
  2. Identify own role and responsibility within team
  3. Work as a team member

PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM (500311107) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.

  1. Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals.
  2. Set and meet work priorities.
  3. Maintain professional growth and development.

PRACTICE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES (500311108) – This unit covers the outcomes  required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.

  1. Identify hazards and risks
  2. Evaluate hazard and risks
  3. Control hazards and risks
  4. Maintain occupational health and safety awareness

COMMON COMPETENCIES (14 Hours)

UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES
AGR321201 Apply safety measures in farm operations
AGR321202 Use farm tools and equipment
AGR321203 Perform estimation and calculations

APPLY SAFETY MEASURES IN FARM OPERATIONS (AGR321201) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and  attitudes required to perform safety measures effectively and efficiently. It includes identifying areas, tools, materials, time and place in performing safety measures..

  1. Determine areas of concern for safety measures
  2. Apply appropriate safety measures
  3. Safekeep/dispose of tools, materials and outfit

USE FARM TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT (AGR321202) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use farm tools and equipment. It includes selection, operation and preventive maintenance of farm tools and equipment.

  1. Select and use farm tools
  2. Select and operate farm equipment
  3. Perform preventive maintenance

PERFORM ESTIMATION AND BASIC CALCULATION (AGR321203) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes
required to perform basic workplace calculations

  1. Perform estimation
  2. Perform basic workplace calculation

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Artificial Insemination – introduction of sperm cells into the female’s reproductive tract (cervix) artificially using a plastic or rubber catheter
  • Barrow – a male swine, castrated (testicles removed) before it reaches sexual maturity
  • Boar – uncastrated male swine usually kept for breeding
  • Crossbreed – a group of animals produced by mating two or more different breeds or strains of animals
  • Culling – is the removal of undesirable or inferior animals in the herd based on important economic traits and overall performance
  • Estrus – period of time when the female will accept male. Also known as heat period
  • Farrowing – the act of giving birth in pigs or swine
  • Gestation Period – refers to the period of carrying the young in the womb
  • Gilt – a young female hog that has not given birth yet
  • Inbreeding – mating of closely related animals in a herd
  • Livestock – domestic animals kept for use on a farm and raised for sale and profit
  • Litter – the offsprings at one birth of a multiparous or animal like swine
  • Litter Size – refers to the aggregate number of piglets per farrowing
  • Dry sow – a sow whose litter has been weaned but which has not yet been bred or is not pregnant
  • Purebreeding – is the mating of the unrelated individuals in the same breed
  • Ration – the total amount of feeds taken in by an animal during a 24 hour period
  • Selection – refers to the process of choosing males and females with desirable characteristics either for breeding or replacement stocks
  • Semen – is an organic fluid from male animals, also known as seminal fluid, that may contain spermatozoa; a male secretion that consists of the seminal fluid and sperm cells
  • Sow – a mature female hog that had given birth
  • Swine – a collective term for hogs

List of Schools that offer TESDA Courses for ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (SWINE) NC II

 


Updated: October 15, 2021 — 12:25 am

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