ISU veterinary students gain hands-on experience identifying embryos. Photo courtesy of Marianna Jahnke
ISU veterinary students gain hands-on experience identifying embryos.

Bovine embryo transfer helps vets improve herd genetics

Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine offers students and current veterinarians opportunities to get hands-on experience with bovine embryo transfer.

Beef and dairy producers want the animals in their herds to possess the best genetics possible, but a cow can have only one calf per year, which places a natural limitation on how widely the desirable genetics can be transmitted to the next generation.

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