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Small Embryo Freezing

The year of 2014 is coming with new techniques at Zerlotti Equine Reproduction. One of them is the commercial use of FREEZING EMBRYOS by vitrification. The development of a good technique for the cryopreservation of equine embryo has been extremely necessary. A number of factors have contributed to the slow development and implementation of this technique. The important factors are: - The absence of commercially available products for superovulation - Difficulty in recovering embryos at early stage of development - Low pregnancy rate Many researches are in progress for the improvement of this technique.  Advantages of freezing equine embryos: - Cryopreservation of the genetic material from a specific

And The Cloning Continues...

Dr. Zerlotti is back from another very productive trip. This time he visited Fabio José Farm in Northeast Brazil owned by Geraldo Magela. Geraldo Magela is the owner of the popular Vaquejada stallion "Let Add", who has won over $300,000 in LTE. He is 23 years old now, but the problem arose when he became unfertile at a very young age. He was only able to produce 50 offspring in his lifetime, most of which have been very successful in their vaquejada careers. The decision of cloning Let Add came from Mr. Geraldo Magela in hopes of being able to produce more offspring from his excellent genetic line. We are looking forward to producing this amazing clone for his owner!

3rd Annual ABRAVEQ Conference

The 3rd Annual ABRAVEQ Conference will be held at The Royal Palm Plaza, Campinas, SP Brazil, June 22-24, 2012 Click on the title for details about the conference.

Cloning & Embryo Transfer Legal Issues

One of the hot topics discussed during the 27th Annual University of Kentucky Conference on Equine Law, held May 3, 2012, in Lexington, was the legal implications of cloning and embryo transfer in the horse industry. While the legalities of these topics are not discussed frequently in Kentucky, the center of Thoroughbred breeding that requires live cover, they are issue becoming increasingly prevalent in the sport horse industries. Click the article title to read more...

Myers Performance Horses invests in cloning technology for Frenchmans Guy

Equine cloning on the northern plains Jan Swan Wood In 2003, the first equine was cloned in Italy. In 2005, Texas A&M cloned the first equine in the U.S. Since that history-making day, over 40 horses have been cloned. Many of the cloned horses are famous performers from the racetrack, cutting arena, rodeo arena and even the roughstock arena. Cloning has involved geldings, mares and stallions, plus mules. The relatively new technology has enabled owners of superior geldings to produce a stallion for reproductive purposes which is genetically an exact copy of the original horse. In 2006, Charmayne James cloned her great gelding Gills Bay Boy, better known as Scamper. Scamper was World Champion Barrel Horse

Small Duplicating Greatness? Clones and Sport Horse Breeding

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Small Galloping into the High Tech Future: Cloning

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Small Cloning: The Next Generation

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Small Zerlotti Equine Embryo Transfers

The art of breeding via embryo transfer requires the perfect combination of skilled science and horsemanship. At Zerlotti Equine, we take our science and horsemanship very seriously ~ successfully leading the embryo transfer industry today.

Monozygotic Equine Twins After Embryo Transfer Verified by DNA Typing

Semira S. Mancill, DVM; Robert J. Arnott, DVM; Charles C. Love, DVM, PhD; and Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD Authors’ addresses: College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4475 (Mancill, Hinrichs); and Saint John Valley Services, 192 Broadway Street, Woodstock, New Brunswick E7M 6B3, Canada (Arnott); e-mail: © 2008 AAEP. 1. Introduction Previously, twin pregnancy, assumed to be monozygotic (derived from fertilization of one egg by one sperm), has been reported after embryo transfer, but genetic analysis was not performed.