Field trial to compare pregnancy rates of bovine embryo cryopreservation methods: vitrification and one-step dilution versus slow freezing and three-step dilution.

Abstract

We designed and conducted a field trial to obtain accurate pregnancy rates of Day 7 bovine embryos after vitrification in PB1 containing 6.5 M glycerol and 6% BSA (w/v) and one-step dilution in 1 M sucrose compared with controlled slow freezing in 1.5 M glycerol and three-step dilution. Embryos were collected from superovulated donor cows, and Grade 1 and 2… (More)

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