Claire E. Whitehead
Camelid Veterinary Services Ltd, Reading, United Kingdom
Date of Publication:
Camelid Veterinary Services Ltd
Embryo transfer is a method used to maximise a female’s reproductive potential. Under normal circumstances, a female alpaca is capable of only having one cria annually. Using embryo transfer technology, you can allow her to breed multiple times in a single year and have her embryos harvested for transfer into less valuable females that have poorer genetics that you wouldn’t necessarily think were worth breeding on their own merit. This increases the number of potential offspring that a single female is able to produce in her reproductive life. The embryos from your best females are carried by the “recipient” females and subsequently raised by those females, although their genetics is of much higher value.
Read the rest of the article: http://www.ukalpacavet.com/embryo-transfer/
Created by • Last edit by on Jun 03, 2018