Nuclear Transfer Protocols pp 91-108

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Health and Neonatal Care of Bovine Clones

  • Jacqui T. Forsyth
  • David N. Wells


The management of clone-bearing recipients and neonatal clones is a critical component of successful cloning of mammals by nuclear transfer. The methodology discussed in this chapter is based largely on a double corticosteroid regime to induce parturition and fetal organ maturation in bovine clones. Lung maturation, particularly, is a major factor in clone calf viability. The animal health care involved in maximizing clone survival begins at embryo transfer and continues for the life of that animal.

Key Words

Cloning nuclear transfer bovine pregnancy placentation hydroallantois neonatal care parturition neonatal respiratory distress corticosteroids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacqui T. Forsyth
    • 1
  • David N. Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Ruakura Research CentreAgResearchHamiltonNew Zealand

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