Two faculty members of the Department of Animal Sciences were published in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Animal Science.
Carl Dahlen, Extension Service beef cattle specialist and assistant professor of animal sciences, co-wrote the article “Use of embryo transfer seven days after artificial insemination or transferring identical demi-embryos to increase twinning in beef cattle.”
The writers’ objectives were to determine pregnancy rate, fetal loss and number of calves born in beef cattle after a fixed-time transfer of an embryo seven days after a fixed-time artificial insemination of cows and after the transfer of two demi-embryos into a single heifer recipient. Other co-writers were from the University of Minnesota, Advanced Reproductive Associates LLC and the North Florida Research and Education Center at the University of Florida.
Larry Reynolds, University Distinguished Professor, co-wrote a letter to the editor of the Journal of Animal Science. Co-writers were from Washington State University, the American Society of Animal Science and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In the letter, the writers urge the directors of the National Institutes of Health and USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture to continue the Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Species program.
Both items can be found at www.journalofanimalscience.org.
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