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Transfer of superovulated sheep embryos obtained with different FSH-P.
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PMID:  16726246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Embryo transfer is one way of accelerating genetic improvement in sheep. One of the main obstacles has been the production of good-quality embryos. The use of progestagens and the stimulation of ovulation with follicle stimulating hormone pituitary extract (FSH-P) has permitted the superovulation of donor and recipient ewes and the synchronization of their cycles. The injection of 16 mg FSH-P at the end of progestin treatment gave means of 9 +/- 1.5, 12 +/- 1.5, and 19.5 +/- 2.6 corpora lutea per ewes in the Préalpes, Lacaune, and Romanov x Préalpes breeds respectively (this last breed is particularly prolific). Twenty Préalpes donor ewes produced 133 embryos that were recovered surgically at Day 6 of gestation; of these, 99 morulae were transferable. Forty-five morulae transferred surgically into 24 Préalpes recipient ewes yielded 16 pregnant ewes and 27 lambs (1.7 per ewe). Twenty-two Lacaune ewes yielded 204 embryos, of which 152 morulae were transferable. Of 76 recipients, 58 became pregnant and gave birth to 97 lambs (1.7 per ewe). During anoestrus, the mean ovulation rate decreased from 11.2 to 8.4; 40.6% of the embryos recovered were of transferable quality versus 74.5% during the normal breeding season. An improved superovulation technique, based on the use of FSH-P with a known follicle stimulating hormone to luteinizing hormonal (FSH/LH) ratio, provided us with good-quality embryos. This treatment must be adapted to the season.
S Torrès; Y Cognié; G Colas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theriogenology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0093-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Theriogenology     Publication Date:  1987 Feb 
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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:  407-19     Citation Subset:  -    
I.N.R.A., Station de Physiologie Animale, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France.
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