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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 1993

Author(s): Besenfelder, U; Brem, G

Title: Laparoscopic embryo transfer in rabbits.

Source: J Reprod Fertil (99), 1 53-56.


Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Besenfelder Urban
Brem Gottfried


Abstract:
A technique for endoscopic transfer of one-cell, one-two-cell, two-cell or morula stage embryos to the Fallopian tubes of rabbits was developed in two phases. Phase I of the experiments involved the transfer of 30-65 embryos to each of nine recipients and resulted in pregnancies in all animals. After 12 days six rabbits were killed and they showed an implantation rate of 27%. The remaining three rabbits continued pregnancy until birth. The embryo survival rate was 26%. In a second phase, 10-20 embryos were transferred to each of the 22 recipient animals, 19 of which went on to give birth (embryo survival rate in the animals that became pregnant was 47%).

Keywords Pubmed: Animals - : Embryo Implantation - : Embryo Transfer - instrumentation : Fallopian Tubes - anatomy & histology : Female - anatomy & histology : Fetal Viability - anatomy & histology : Laparoscopes - anatomy & histology : Laparoscopy - methods : Pregnancy - methods : Rabbits - embryology

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