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Laparoscopy for intrauterine insemination and embryo recovery in superovulated ewes at a commercial embryo transfer unit.
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PMID:  16726903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Of 111 variable age, pedigree ewes subjected to a range of superovulatory regimens and then submitted to embryo recovery by laparoscopy, nine had adhesions corresponding to a mid-line laparotomy (presumably from a previous attempt to recover embryos) and could not have their embryos recovered by the laparoscopic technique. Of the remainder, 27 ewes (26.5%) had less than three ovulations or had prematurely regressing corpora lutea at the selected time for embryo recovery (Days 5 to 6 following insemination), and no attempt was made to recover embryos from them. For the 75 ewes subjected to laparoscopic ovum recovery following laparoscopic intrauterine insemination, the average number of ovulations (+/- SEM) was 7.9 +/- 0.6; the average ovum recovery (mean of values for each ewe) was 51.7% +/- 3.5; and the percentage of recovered ova that were fertilized was 87.3%. For a further nine 3-yr-old crossbred ewes the mean values for ovulation and ovum recovery were 7.6 +/- 1.2 and 70.1 +/- 7.7, and were not significantly different for the two insemination methods used (laparoscopic intrauterine vs cervical). In general, ovulation rates for ewes given pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin (PMSG) tended to be lower (5.2 +/- 0.7) than for those given porcine follicle stimulating hormone (pFSH, 7.7 +/- 0.8) or human menopausal gonadotrophin (hMG, 7.7 +/- 2.3). Ova recovery rates were similar on Days 5 and 6 (Day 0 = insemination), and were not affected by method of insemination (laparoscopic intrauterine vs cervical).
Authors:
C L Scudamore; J J Robinson; R P Aitken; D J Kennedy; S Ireland; I S Robertson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theriogenology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0093-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Theriogenology     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421510     Medline TA:  Theriogenology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-37     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Rowett Research Institute, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB2 9SB, Scotland.
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