Welcome to The International Embryo Transfer School
We are the embryo transfer specialists!!!
We have extensive experience in research, service & teaching in bovine embryo transfer!
We provide embryo transfer training to students who wish to learn how to do embryo transfer in cattle to improve their herds and extend their skills to remain competitive in a changing industry.
Schools can also be taught offsite for groups. We service many international customers and have setup embryo transfer programs for several foreign agricultural departments and many private enterprises.
Objectives of the International Embryo Transfer School:
In our courses, methods are taught so that the student understands why techniques are performed in a certain manner. With this knowledge the student's performance remains high and is maintained. In addition, if a problem arises it can usually be solved if one understands the basic principles.
As in any technical field there is more than one way to achieve the same results, but basic principles must be followed, no matter the choice of a certain technique. Just following a defined "menu" without knowing why will lead to lower standards as time goes by. For example, using incorrect methods of thawing semen will lead to lower pregnancies, when these incorrect methods are criticized the response is often "we still get pregnancies". This may be true, but they are not getting as many pregnancies as they would have gotten if they had used the proper techniques. This would be evident if the incorrect and correct methods were compared over a significant number of cattle. In embryo transfer using poor techniques can result in total failure.
Our Comprehensive Embryo Transfer Course teaches you how to obtain optimum results at the least expense. For example: making flushing media for just .70 cents per liter compared to purchased media for $12 to $25 per liter, and it only takes 10 minutes to prepare with no loss of efficiency. Since the media is made and used the same day with sterile equipment there is no chance of fungi or bacterial contamination effecting results.
Through our many years of teaching experience, we have ascertained that it takes the average student 5 days (veterinarians 4 days) to absorb all of the material, to experience the differences in the reproductive tract of cows, and experience the different situations when using the microscope; both are aspects which cannot be learned from books or videos.
Our Comprehensive Embryo Transfer Course consists of 5 days of classes, each day consists of: 2 hours of lectures in the morning, followed by practical work (consisting of flushing superovulated donors and learning laboratory techniques for managing embryos) for the remainder of the day; so approximately 80% of the students time is spent performing practical work. There is no set finishing time on any day, it is up to the student to finish when they are satisfied the technique is mastered. On the last day, placement of the embryo transfer gun for transferring embryos is practiced with a new set of cows. Students are again asked if they want anything repeated.
At the end of the course, students are encouraged to let us know how they are progressing after they get home, and to contact us with questions when they occur. We like to think we have made friends with our students, and certainly like to hear from them on how they are doing.
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