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European Journal of Wildlife Research

, Volume 62, Issue 6, pp 767–770 | Cite as

First live offspring of Amazonian brown brocket deer (Mazama nemorivaga) born by artificial insemination

  • Maria Emilia Franco Oliveira
  • Eveline dos Santos Zanetti
  • Marina Suzuki Cursino
  • Ellen de Fátima Carvalho Peroni
  • Luciana Diniz Rola
  • Marcus Antonio Rossi Feliciano
  • Júlio Carlos Canola
  • José Maurício Barbanti Duarte
Methods Paper

Abstract

The Amazonian brown brocket deer (Mazama nemorivaga) is an endemic species of the Amazon rainforest region, which has suffered constant threats due to hunting and increasing deforestation. Artificial insemination (AI), combined with genomic banks, is considered an important tool for maintaining conservation programs of endangered species; however, the number of live offspring born from AI in non-domesticated cervids is extremely low. Thus, studies designed to develop, adapt, or enhance AI techniques are of fundamental importance. This report describes a successful transposition of the cervix with semen deposition in the uterine lumen of a M. nemorivaga female, based on the transcervical AI technique used in sheep, as well as using specific tools develop for IA in small ruminants, which have resulted in the birth of a healthy male fawn.

Keywords

Transcervical insemination Cervical traction Neotropical deer 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

All experimental procedures were compliant with the guidelines on the Ethics and Animal Welfare and had been approved by the College of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (FCAV) Animal Care Committee, São Paulo State University, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil (protocol no. 000180/11).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Emilia Franco Oliveira
    • 1
  • Eveline dos Santos Zanetti
    • 2
  • Marina Suzuki Cursino
    • 2
  • Ellen de Fátima Carvalho Peroni
    • 2
  • Luciana Diniz Rola
    • 2
  • Marcus Antonio Rossi Feliciano
    • 1
  • Júlio Carlos Canola
    • 3
  • José Maurício Barbanti Duarte
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Reproduction, College of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (FCAV)São Paulo State University (UNESP)JaboticabalBrazil
  2. 2.Deer Research and Conservation Center (NUPECCE), Department of Animal ScienceFCAV-UNESPJaboticabalBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Clinical and Veterinary SurgeryFCAV-UNESPJaboticabalBrazil

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