Oocyte transfer is a potential method to produce offspring from valuable mares that cannot carry a pregnancy or produce embryos. From 2000 through 2004, 86 mares, 19.2 +/- 0.4 yr of age (mean +/- S.E.M.), were used as oocyte donors in a clinical program at Colorado State University. Oocytes were collected from 77% (548/710) of preovulatory follicles and during 96% (548/570) of cycles. Oocytes were collected 21.0 +/- 0.1 h after administration of hCG to estrous donors and cultured 16.4 +/- 0.2 h prior to transfer into recipients' oviducts. At 16 and 50 d after transfer, pregnancies were detected in 201 of 504 (40%) and 159 of 504 (32%) of recipients, respectively, with an embryo-loss rate of 21% (42/20 1). Pregnancy rates were similar (P > 0.05) for cyclic and noncyclic recipients and for recipients inseminated with cooled, fresh or frozen semen. One or more recipients were detected pregnant at 16 and 50 d, respectively, for 80% (69/86) and 71% (61/86) of donors. More donors < 20 than >= 20 yr (mean ages +/- S.E.M. of 15.5 +/- 0.4 and 23.0 +/- 0.3 yr, respectively) tended (P = 0. 1) to have one or more pregnant recipients at 50 d (36/45, 80%; 28/45, 62%, respectively). Results of the program confirm that pregnancies can consistently be obtained from older, subfertile mares using oocyte transfer. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Factors affecting the success of oocyte transfer in a clinical program for subfertile mares

PANZANI, DUCCIO;
2005

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Oocyte transfer is a potential method to produce offspring from valuable mares that cannot carry a pregnancy or produce embryos. From 2000 through 2004, 86 mares, 19.2 +/- 0.4 yr of age (mean +/- S.E.M.), were used as oocyte donors in a clinical program at Colorado State University. Oocytes were collected from 77% (548/710) of preovulatory follicles and during 96% (548/570) of cycles. Oocytes were collected 21.0 +/- 0.1 h after administration of hCG to estrous donors and cultured 16.4 +/- 0.2 h prior to transfer into recipients' oviducts. At 16 and 50 d after transfer, pregnancies were detected in 201 of 504 (40%) and 159 of 504 (32%) of recipients, respectively, with an embryo-loss rate of 21% (42/20 1). Pregnancy rates were similar (P > 0.05) for cyclic and noncyclic recipients and for recipients inseminated with cooled, fresh or frozen semen. One or more recipients were detected pregnant at 16 and 50 d, respectively, for 80% (69/86) and 71% (61/86) of donors. More donors < 20 than >= 20 yr (mean ages +/- S.E.M. of 15.5 +/- 0.4 and 23.0 +/- 0.3 yr, respectively) tended (P = 0. 1) to have one or more pregnant recipients at 50 d (36/45, 80%; 28/45, 62%, respectively). Results of the program confirm that pregnancies can consistently be obtained from older, subfertile mares using oocyte transfer. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Carnevale, Em; da Silva, Mac; Panzani, Duccio; Stokes, Je; Squires, El
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