Cryopreservation of Canine Embryos and Resulting Pregnancies
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2012
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Reproduction in Domestic Animals
Special Issue: Canine and Feline Reproduction VII: Reproductive Biology and Medicine of Domestic and Exotic Carnivores. Proceedings of the 7th Quadrennial International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction. Whistler, Canada. 26-29 July 2012.
Volume 47, Issue Supplement s6, pages 141–143, December 2012
How to Cite
Suzuki, H. (2012), Cryopreservation of Canine Embryos and Resulting Pregnancies. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 47: 141–143. doi: 10.1111/rda.12068
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 31 MAY 2012
The assisted reproductive techniques used in dogs have strictly limited utility when compared with other mammals. Although successful somatic cell cloning has been reported, artificial insemination by frozen semen has been only readily available method for improved breeding for companion and working dogs. Recently, successful cryopreservation of embryos and subsequent embryo transfer with a non-surgical technique in dog was reported. Application of embryo cryopreservation and transfer technology could contribute to breeding management in companion dogs, working dogs including guide dogs and drug-detecting dogs and quarantine dogs. Such technology would also facilitate the transportation and storage of genetic materials and aid in the elimination of vertically transmitting diseases in the dog.