Livestock breeding through embryo transfer
Read Online

Livestock breeding through embryo transfer project profile

  • 848 Want to read
  • ·
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Board of Investment, Prime Minister"s Secretariat in Islamabad .
Written in English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan.
ContributionsAgricultural Development Bank of Pakistan.
LC ClassificationsIN PROCESS
The Physical Object
Pagination24 leaves ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1382746M
LC Control Number92930879

Download Livestock breeding through embryo transfer


  Embryo transfer (ET) in livestock is a concept that has been used since the s to increase the reproductive potential of genetically superior animals. Much like artificial insemination (AI) has increased the number of offspring males may produce; embryo transfer has increased the number of offspring females can produce. - 13 - A number of methods have or are being developed to increase the reproductive potential of livestock (2, 8, 9, 10). These include: Artificial insemination (AI): Especially since the development of efficient semen freezing methods, AI has become the most widespread biotechnology applied to livestock and especially cattle production.   Most female breeding cattle produce one calf per year. The use of embryo transfer (ET) allows a producer to quickly multiply the genetics of the top females in the herd in addition to gaining genetic improvement from purchasing the best semen that is available that comes with using artificial insemination (AI). We carry transfer rods, infusion pipettes, petri dishes, filters, storage liquids and more. Each of our unique products is designed to simplify the embryo transfer process, making breeding easier than ever before. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the process, we carry a variety of tools to successfully transfer your animal’s embryos.

This book briefly reviews the history of equine embryo transfer, covering in clinically practical terms the techniques, equipment, and management protocols currently in use. Embryo transfer has become a big business, especially for breeding racing stock (horses and camels), and is therefore a very important aspect of equine practice.5/5(4). Embryo transfer. Through the implementation of AI and semen collection, genetic improvement through the rapid dissemination of superior sire genetics is a reality in common livestock species. Although not as scalable, efficient, or widespread, embryo transfer (ET) allows for a Author: Blythe Schultz, Nick Serão, Jason W. Ross. See Humes & Godke, Genetic Impact of Embryo Transfer in Beef Cattle, Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer in Beef Cat The National Association of Animal Breeders and The International Embryo Transfer Society, Denver, Colo. (Jan. 12, ). 9. Id. File Size: 1MB. Embryo Washing Usually washed by 10 passages through holding medium (HM) Embryos for export must be treated with trypsin to remove IBR virus etc. from zona pellucida 5 washes in HM, 2 in Trypsin solution, 5 washes in HM Transfer or freeze.

Embryo transfer technology may also be implemented in a cattle breeding program for other reasons. Embryo transfer may be used to perform a progeny test on females in order to determine whether or not they are carriers of recessive genetic defects for which a DNA test is unavailable. Embryo transfer may be used to rescue the genetics of aFile Size: KB. embryo transfer grew in popularity. Potential Value of Embryo Transfer in Cattle The reproductive potential of each normal newborn calf is enormous. There are an estimated , potential “eggs” or ova in the cow and billions of sperm produced by each bull. By natural breeding, only a frac­. Material is organized into 5 parts for easy and ready use, broadening the usefulness of the book, making it the most comprehensive, hands-on AI manual available. This manual prepares users for the "real world" by exposing them to the latest technology and techniques used in the reproduction and the practice of artificial insemination (AI) in livestock. Embryo transfer in farm animals. Monogr Ottawa, Agriculture Canada. 92 pp. Bibliography of the criollo cattle of the Americas, (E/S *) 6. Mediterranean cattle and sheep in crossbreeding, Breeding plans for ruminant livestock in the tropics, (E * F * S *)