Reproduction, Fertility and Development Reproduction, Fertility and Development Society
Vertebrate reproductive science and technology

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A Journey through horse cloning

Andrés Gambini , Marc Maserati


Interest in equine somatic cell nuclear transfer technology has increased significantly since the first equid clones were produced in 2003. This is demonstrated by the multiple commercial equine cloning companies having produced numerous cloned equids to date; worldwide, more than 370 cloned horses have been produced in at least 6 different countries. Equine cloning can be carried out using several different approaches, each with different rates of success. In this review, we cover the history and applications of equine cloning and summarize the major scientific advances in the development of this technology in horses. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of different procedures to produce cloned equine embryos and we describe the current status of equine clone commercialization along with observations of differences in regional breed association registration regulations.

RD17374  Accepted 02 October 2017

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