Applying in vitro-produced embryos and sexed sperm to dairy cattle reproduction
This study compared the pregnancy rates between embryo transfer of bovine embryos produced in vitro with sexed vs control sperm and artificial insemination (AI) using sexed and unsexed sperm. Cleavage rates for oocytes fertilized with sexed vs control sperm were not different for two of the three bulls used, but were lower (p < 0.05) for the third bull sexed (44%) vs control sperm (70%). There were fewer transferable blastocysts produced per oocyte with sexed sperm (9-19%) than for unsexed sperm (18-26%); (p < 0.05). All cows were on an Ovsynch program to synchronize ovulation. Respective 60 d ...
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