Studies on the Improvement of Embryo Transfer Efficiency in Korean Cattle III. Effect of Pregnancy Rate after Embryo Transfer by Condition of Transfer Time

한우에서 수정란 이식의 효율 증진에 관한 연구 III. 이식 시기의 조건이 수정란 이식 후 수태율에 미치는 영향

  • Published : 1998.04.01


This study was carried out to establish an effective system for embryo transfer techniques by analyzing several factors affecting in-vivo embryo transfer in Korean cattle Embryos were transferred into a toral of 301 recipients. The results obtained in studies on the factors affecting pregnancy rate after embryo transfer by condition of transfer time were as follows ; 1. The pregnancy rate by the seasons of transferred fresh and frozen embryos were not different, but the pregnancy rate was slightly higher in summer(80.8%). 2. The pregnancy rate by the days of embryo transfer after estrus were not different when fresh embryos were transferred, but the pregnancy rate was highest at 8 days when frozen embryos were transferred(P<0.01, 40.0%). 3. The pregnancy rate at estrus synchronization was remarkably higher with PGF$_2$$\alpha$ treated than natural (P<0.05, 70.4%, 43.4%). 4. The pragnancy rate by the degree of estrus synchronization was best when the estrus was synchronized in both fresh and frozen embryos (83.3% and 29.7%, respectively), but the pregnancy rate was not different among $\pm$2 days. But the pregnancy rate of frozen embryos were slightly higher when the recipients exhibited estrus earlier than donors.