Embryo transfer ipsilateral and contralateral to the position of the corpus luteum and embryo survival in llamas

S. Sylvia Carnero, L. Wilfredo Huanca, R. Aída Cordero, E. Martha Vásquez, M. Teodosio Huanca

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Abstract

The study was carried out to evaluate the effect the embryo transfer to the uterine horn ipsilateral and contralateral to the side of the corpus luteum (CL) and the size of CL on the embryo survival in llamas. It was used 43 recipient adult females randomly assigned to 4 groups: G1 (n=10): CL in right ovary and ipsilateral embryo transfer, G2 (n=10): CL in right ovary and contralateral transfer, G3 (n=15): CL in left ovary and ipsilateral transfer, and G4 (n=8): CL in left ovary and contralateral transfer. Ten llamas were used as embryo donors. They were synchronized with LH (1 ml) on Day 0 (D0), superovulated with 1000 UI eCG on D3, luteolysis was induced with PGF2? on D7, and mated on D8. Recipients were treated on D7 with LH to get synchrony with the donors. On D14 embryos were collected, evaluated and transferred. The results showed that 60 (G1) and 75% (G3) recipients conceived when embryo transfer was right and left ipsilateral respectively, while only 30 (G2) and 25% (G4) conceived when embryo transfer was right and left contralateral respectively. However, statistical difference was only observed between G3 with G2 and G4 (p<0.05). These results indicate that pregnancy rate is higher in llamas when the embryo transfer was done in to the uterine horn ipsilateral to the CL in the left ovary.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011

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