Ultrasound and the production of genetically superior embryos in cows
John Dawson MRCVS discusses the benefits of using Ultrasound and the practice of Ovum Pick Up (OPU) for elite breeding credentials.
OPU has been researched for the last 28 years and has developed to the point where there are now lab and collection centres in the majority of bovine areas throughout the world.
OPU can be performed in heifers from the age of 3-4 months, and uses the combination of the collection of the cow’s egg along with lab culture, fertilisation and maturation of the bovine embryo.
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