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Acephalous lamb from an in vitro-produced sheep embryo

By Abolfazl Shirazi, Ebrahim Ahmadi, Majid Jadidi, Naser Shams-Esfandabadi and Banafsheh Heidari


This is the first report of an acephalous lamb from the transfer of an in vitro-produced sheep embryo. Twelve in vitro-fertilized embryos were transferred to 4 recipient ewes (3 embryos/ewe). Two ewes remained pregnant: one delivered a normal female lamb, the other a male acephalous lamb. Possible contributing factors are discussed

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Publisher: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
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