Nonsurgical collection of embryos in Shiba goats.

Hiroshi Nagashima, K. Matsui, T. Sawasaki, Y. Kano

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A method of nonsurgical embryo collection in the Shiba goat, a native Japanese miniature goat breeding nonseasonally, was developed. The apparatus used for flushing the uterus was made on the model of the two-way catheter for cows. Embryo collection was performed on days 5 to 7 in 37 females superovulated with PMSG and hCG and resulted in successful recovery of 69 embryos in 19 females (51.4%). The average number of embryos collected from each successful female was 3.6. The recovery rate of embryos calculated on the basis of the number of embryos recovered and corpora lutea observed by culdoscopy in 15 successful females was 89.5%. This nonsurgical method seem to be efficient enough for collecting morulae and blastocysts in Shiba goats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalJikken dobutsu. Experimental animals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987

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