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Atraumatic system for embryo recovery and transfer in sheep

Objective

The use of embryo transfer (ET) can increase the rate of genetic development in ovine species. ET is also the most efficient method to move genetics over long distances and, properly managed, embryos are free of production diseases common to sheep. Embryo recovery and transfer in sheep require complete general aesthetic and full abdominal surgery or laparoscopes. So, the risks include other abdominal organs and stress. On the other hand, the success of an ET program will be reduced since these techniques impair the embryo viability. The objective of this project is to develop a non-surgical, Tran cervical technique to recover/pass embryos through the cervix into the uterus. The Tran cervical approach is very difficult in the ewe, because her cervix is small, very collagen us, with a tiny, tortuous path through it to the uterus.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

SOCIEDAD AGRARIA DE TRANSFORMACION N°2134 GAMESA
Address
Martin Blesa Street 37
50600 Ejea De Los Caballeros
Spain

Participants (1)

ARMANDO JOSE VENANCIO
Portugal
Address
Rua De Sao Lourenzo, 10
7860-042 Moura