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42. Name the technology that can successfully increase the herd size of cattle in a short time and explain the steps involved in this technology.


Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer Technology (MOET) is a programme for herd improvement in animals like cattle, sheep, rabbits, buffaloes, mares, etc...,

  • In this method. a cow is administered hormones, with FSH-like activity, to induce follicular maturation and super-ovulation.

  • The cow produces 6-8 eggs instead of one egg produced normally.

  • It is now, either mated with an elite bull or artificial insemination is carried out.

  • When the fertilized eggs attain 8-32 cells stage, they recovered non-surgically and transferred to a surrogate mother.

  • The genetic mother can now be again super-ovulated.

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