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bp0017cpr20 | (1) | CPR2005

Cryopreservation and transfer of pig embryos

Cameron R.D.A. , Beebe L.F.S. , Blackshaw L.F.S.

Recent advances in cryopreservation and non-surgical transfer of pig embryos have made embryo transfer in pigs a commercially viable technology especially for the international transfer of valuable genetic material. Early research demonstrated that early stage pig embryos were highly sensitive to temperatures below 15°C and this sensitivity decreased with development to peri-hatching blastocysts which is accompanied by a reduction in lipid content. Removal of the lip...