Importation of in vitro-produced Bubalus bubalis embryos from Italy into the United States: A case report

Robert Bondurant, M. Drost, J. Zambrano-Varon, G. Campanile, B. Gasparrini, L. Zicarelli

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

On December 19, 2005, 14 in vitro-fertilized water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) embryos, which had been cryopreserved by vitrification, were thawed and transferred into B. bubalis recipients in California. The embryos had been produced in Italy, following transvaginal oocyte pickup (TVOPU), with subsequent in vitro maturation, insemination, and culture. This case study relates our experience in meeting the regulatory criteria, established by the Animal Import/Export Office of the USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), in order to successfully import these embryos into the USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-460
Number of pages7
JournalTheriogenology
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

Keywords

  • Bubalus bubalis
  • Importation
  • IVP embryos
  • Regulations
  • USDA-APHIS-VS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals
  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Equine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Importation of in vitro-produced Bubalus bubalis embryos from Italy into the United States: A case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this