Embryonic mortality in farm animals
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Proceedings of a seminar held in Brussels on 11-12 December 1984
Environmental research
Veterinary sector and animal health

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J.M. SREENAN
and M.G. DISKIN
(EDITORS)
EMBRYONIC MORTALITY IN
FARM ANIMALS EMBRYONIC MORTALITY IN FARM ANIMALS CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE
Control of Reproduction in the Welfare and Husbandry of Calves,
edited by J.P. Signorel Cow, edited by J.M. Sreenan
Patterns of Growth and Develop­ Factors Influencing Fertility in the
ment in Cattle, edited by H. de Boer and Postpartum Cow, edited by H. Karg and
J. Martin E. Schallenberger
Respiratory Diseases in Cattle, Beef Production from Different
edited by W.B. Martin Dairy Breeds and Dairy Beef Crosses, edited
by G.J. More O'Ferrall
Calving Problems and Early
Viability of the Calf, edited by B. Hoffmann, The Elisa: Enzyme-Linked
I.L. Mason and J. Schmidt Immunosorbent Assay in Veterinary Research
and Diagnosis, edited by R.C. Wardley and
The Future of Beef Production in
J.R. Crowther
the European Community, edited by J.C.
Bowman and P. Susmel Indicators Relevant to Farm
Animal Welfare, edited by D. Smidt
Diseases of Cattle in the Tropics:
Economic and Zoonotic Relevance, edited by Farm Animal Housing and
M. Ristic and 1. Mclntyre Welfare, edited by S.H. Baxter, M.R. Baxter
and J.A.D. MacCormack
Control of Reproductive Functions
in Domestic Animals, edited by W. Jochle and Stunning of Animals for Slaughter,
D.R. Lamond edited by G. Eikelenboom
The Laying Hen and its Environ­ Manipulation of Growth in Farm
ment, edited by R. Moss Animals, edited by J.F. Roche and
D. O'Callaghan
Epidemiology and Control of
Nematodiasis in Cattle, edited by P. Nansen, Latent Herpes Virus Infections in
R.J. Jorgensen and E.J.L. Soulsby Veterinary Medicine, edited by G. Wittmann,
R.M. Gaskell and H.-J. Rziha
The Problem of Dark-Cutting in
Beef, edited by D.E. Hood and P.V. Tarrant Grassland Beef Production, edited
by W. Holmes
The Welfare of Pigs, edited by
W. Sybesma Recent Advances in Virus
Diagnosis, edited by M.S. McNulty and J.B.
The Mucosal Immune System,
McFerran
edited by F.J. Bourne
The Male in Farm Animal Repro­
Laboratory Diagnosis in Neonatal
duction, edited by M. Courot
Calf and Pig Diarrhoea, edited by P.W. de
Leeuw and P.A.M. Guinee Endocrine Causes of Seasonal and
Lactational Anestrus in Farm Animals, edited
Advances in the Control of
by F. Ellendorff and F. Elsaesser
Theileriosis, edited by A.D. Irvin,
M.P. Cunningham and A.S. Young Brucella Melitensis, edited by J.M.
Verger and M. Plommet
Fourth International Symposium on
Bovine Leukosis, edited by O.C. Straub Diagnosis of Mycotoxicoses, edited
by J.L. Richard and J.R. Thurston
Muscle Hypertrophy of Genetic
Origin and its Use to Improve Beef Produc­ Embryonic Mortality in Farm
tion, edited by J.W.B. King and F. Menissier Animals, edited by J.M. Sreenan and M.G.
Diskin
Aujeszky's Disease, edited by
G. Wittman and S.A. Hall Social Space for Domestic Animals,
edited by R. Zayan
Transport of Animals Intended for
Breeding, Production and Slaughter, edited by
R. Moss EMBRYONIC MORTALITY IN
FARM ANIMALS
A seminar in the CEC programme of coordination of research on Livestock
Productivity and Management
Sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-
General for Agriculture, Coordination of Agricultural Research
Edited by
J.M. Sreenan and M.G. Diskin
The Agricultural Institute, Western Research Centre
Belclare, Tuam, Eire
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Main entry under title:
Embryonic mortality in farm animals.
(Current topics in veterinary medicine and animal
sc ience)
"Sponsored by the Commission of the European
Communities, Directorate-General for Agriculture,
Coordination of Agricultural Research."
Bibliography: p.
1. Livestock—Embryos—Mortality—Congresses.
I. Sreenan, J. M. II. Diskin, M. G. III. Commission
of the European Communities. Coordination of Agricul­
tural Research. IV. Series.
SF887.E43 1985 636.089'8j 85-21831
ISBN 0-89838-772-8
ISBN 90-247-2429-5 (series)
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PRINTED IN THE NETHERLANDS CONTENTS
Preface
SESSION 1: THE EXTENT AND TIMING OF EMBRYO LOSS IN FARM
ANIMALS.
The extent and timing of embryonic mortality
in cattle .
J. M. Sreenan and M.G. Diskin 1
Timing and extent of embryonic mortality in
pigs, sheep and goats: Genetic Variability.
G. Bolet 12
Discussion 44
SESSION 2: THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PREGNANCY.
Molecular and cellular signalling and embryonic
survival.
R.B. Heap, V. Rider, F.B.P. Wooding and
A.P. Flint6
Early pregnancy factor: It's significance
as an indicator of fertilisation and
embryonic mortality.
E. Koch 74
Uterine environment in early pregnancy.
B. Fischer and H.M. Beier 93
Accumulation of sex steroids in preimplantation
pig blastocysts and their importance for an
undisturbed early embryonic development.
H. Niemann and F. Elsaesser 109
Periovulatory hormone profiles in relation to
embryonic development and mortality in pigs.
F. Helmond, A. Aarnink and C. Oudenaarden... 11
Discussion 126
SESSION 3: PROGESTERONE AND EMBRYO LOSS.
The influence of progesterone profile on
embryo loss in ewes.
I. Wilmut, C.J. Ashworth and D.I. Sales .... 135 VI
Progesterone and embryo survival in the cow.
M.G. Diskin and J.M. Sreenan 142
Pregnancy diagnosis and embryonic
mortality in the cow.
V. Beghelli, C. Boiti, E. Parmigiani
159 and S. Barbacini
1 6R
Discussion
SESSION 4: GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND
EMBRYO LOSS.
Embryonic mortality in steroid immunized
sheep.
M.P. Boland, J.D. Murray, R.J. Scaramuzzi,
C.D. Nancarrow, R.M. Hoskinson, R. Sutton
and I. Hazelton 171
Embryo loss following embryo transfer in
cattle and swine.
T. Greve and M. Del Campo9
The role of the male in embryonic mortality
(cattle and sheep).
M. Courot and G. Colas 195
Genetic constitution of early stage pig
embryos and embryo mortality.
P. de Boer, F.A. van der Hoven and
M.P. Cuijpers 207
Cytological parameters for rating bovine
embryo quality.
B.M.J.L. Mannaerts 216
Embryonic losses and the role of nutrition:
Statistical considerations.
N.O. Rasbech 223
Nutrition and embryo loss in farm animals.
J.J. Robinson 235
Uterine pathogens and embryonic mortality.
R. Bouters 249
Porcine embryo and fetal loss related to
infection.
E.C. Simos 25
Discussion 267
GENERAL CONCLUSIONS AND OUTLOOK
R.B. Heap 275
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS8