Embryo Transfer is a Great Reproductive Option
Although an assisted reproductive technology, equine embryo transfer is used with such regularity and is so integral to countless breeding programs around the world that it is now very much considered a conventional means of producing offspring. The procedure involves removing a fertilized egg, or embryo, from a biological dam and transferring it to another mare who will carry it to term and raise the foal as her own. Alberta veterinarian Dr. Chris Berezowski is well-versed in embryo transfer. The CEO and part-owner of Moore Equine in Calgary is board certified in both equine practice and theriogenology (the branch of veterinary medicine that deals with reproduction). He says there are a few reasons a horse owner might opt for embryo transfer versus other reproductive routes, but primarily, it allows maximization of a mare’s genetic material. “Most of the time it’s done on younger mares that are still competing and performing…
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