Sixty-three embryos were recovered out of 83 estrous cycles (75.9%) and 98 ovulations (64.3%) of five Pantesca jennies, 2 to 5 yr old, naturally mated or artificially inseminated with fresh semen. Embryo recovery rate was influenced by number of ovulations per cycle (133% and 63% for double and single ovulations, respectively), by the day of embryo recovery attempt (12%, 83%, and 75% at Days 7, 8, and 9 after ovulation, respectively), and by the repetition of the embryo recovery attempt on successive cycles (60%, 79%, and 100% for cycles 1 to 7, 8 to 14, and 15 to 24, respectively). All recovered embryos but three were classified as good or excellent. Of 58 nonsurgical embryo transfers to Ragusana jenny recipients, 13 (22.4%), 10(17.2%). and 9(15.5%) resulted in a pregnancy at Days 14, 25, and 50, respectively. Recipients' pregnancy rate was not influenced by the evaluated parameters: embryo quality and age, media employed to wash embryos, days after ovulation of the recipient, experience of the operator. Between 14 and 50 d of pregnancy, 4 of 13 (30.7%) embryos were lost with an influence of the days from ovulation of the recipient: recipients at Days 5 or 6 kept all pregnancies (N = 7), whereas recipients at Days 7 or 8 lost 3 of 4 pregnancies, as one of the two recipients at Day 3. More studies are needed before embryo transfer could be considered a reliable tool to preserve endangered donkey breeds, (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Camillo F; Panzani D; Scollo C; Rota A; Crisci A; Vannozzi I; Balbo S|
|Titolo:||Embryo recovery rate and recipients' pregnancy rate after nonsurgical embryo transfer in donkeys|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.theriogenology.2009.11.024|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|