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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 1998

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

Title: A method for endoscopic embryo collection and transfer in the rabbit.

Source: Zentralbl Veterinarmed A (45), 9 577-579.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Besenfelder Urban
Brem Gottfried

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Thirty-two rabbits were used for endoscopic embryo collection and transfer. For embryo collection midventral laparoscopy and transcervical endoscopy were combined for orthograd flushing of the oviducts and uterine horns. Transfer was performed transcervically under laparoscopic control. The mean number of corpora lutea counted in nine donors was 13.3 +/- 8.4. A total of 72 morulae/blastocysts were obtained. No embryos were recovered when only the uterine horns mere flushed. 291 embryos mere transcervically transferred to 23 recipients which resulted in 10 pregnant animals at day 12. Two of three slaughtered recipients showed together 4 implantation sites. Four animals delivered 12 pups.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals - : Blastocyst - : Embryo Implantation - : Embryo Transfer - methods : Endoscopy - methods : Fallopian Tubes - methods : Female - methods : Morula - methods : Pregnancy - methods : Rabbits - methods : Reproductive Techniques - veterinary : Uterus - veterinary

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