Keeping donor and recipient mares in moderate body condition might improve survival rates of transferred embryos.
While successful embryo transfer in donkeys is rare, a new technique created by Brazilian researchers resulted in two surrogate jennies giving birth to healthy donkey foals.
Female mules can’t reproduce naturally. But researchers found they can make excellent surrogate dams for embryo transfer.
The manual is based on basic science, research, and clinical experience from a commercial embryo transfer program.
The team hopes to make this process more accessible to breeders in the future.
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