Factors affecting the survival of sheep embryos after transfer within a MOET program

F. Bari, M. Khalid, William Haresign, A. Murray, B. Merrell

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Abstract

Multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET) has the potential to increase the rate of genetic improvement in sheep. However, better realization of this potential requires maximum survival rates of transferred embryos of high genetic merit after transfer into recipient ewes. These studies were therefore conducted to investigate the effect of both embryonic and recipient ewe factors on the survival rate of transferred embryos. Survival rate was similar after transfer of morula or blastocyst stage embryos, and these were higher (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1275
Number of pages11
JournalTheriogenology
Volume59
Issue number5-6
Early online date18 Sept 2002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2003

Keywords

  • sheep
  • embryo transfer
  • embryo survival rate
  • recipient ewe age
  • embryo stage and quality
  • GnRH agonist

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