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Assisted Reproduction in Dogs

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh
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Abstract

Dog is the first pet animal since foundation of human civilization. In modern era of human empire, the spending on pets and their care has increased. Assisted reproduction, originally confined to accepted breeds, has now extended to non-domestic canids. Cryopreservation of semen, oocytes and embryos, in vitro fertilization and somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning are used to conserve and propagate valuable genotypes. Stem cells are used as regenerative medicine or clinical health applications.

Highlights

  • Human-canine association represents one of the oldest human camaraderies with animals

  • With the advent of scientific animal rearing, and use of dog as biomedical model, the viewpoint to rear dog has also changed.

Keywords

Dogs Canids Assisted reproduction Stem cells Biomedical applications Regenerative medicine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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