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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 1996

Author(s): Kühholzer, B; Müller, S; Besenfelder, U; Brem, G

Title: Endoscopic Embryo Transfer Techniques In Sheep .1. Embryo Flushing Of Uterine And Tubal Stage Embryos.

Source: Wien Tierarztl Monat. 1996; 83(12): 366-369.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Besenfelder Urban
Brem Gottfried

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics


Abstract:
In this study embryo recovery from oviduct and uterus of superovulated sheep was performed in two different herds. An endoscopic technique was established, which allows a combined flushing of the oviduct and the uterus. 29 animals were used for flushing of tubal stage embryos and 36% of the oocytes/embryos were collected. Embryo flushing of uterine stages was performed 4, 5 and 6 days after estrous. In 34 donor ewes the finding rate was 26%. Taking into consideration that 63% of the donor ewes showed large persisting follicles the results show that this is a suitable technique for an effective embryo recovery from uterus and oviduct.


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