Economic and ecological importance of indigenous livestock and the application of assisted reproduction to their preservation

L. Solti, E. G. Crichton, N. M. Loskutoff, S. Cseh

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Abstract

Among the many mammalian species that are threatened as the result of habitat destruction are numerous species of rare or little-known native livestock that possess features that render them ideally adapted to their environment. Because of the vital and valuable role many of these species play both to the ecology and economy of their native countries, attention is being directed towards initiating breeding programs that might insure their continued survival. This review introduces and highlights the importance of some of these indigenous species and outlines efforts currently underway to apply assisted reproductive technologies to their conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-162
Number of pages14
JournalTheriogenology
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Bison
  • Buffalo
  • Embryo transfer and artificial insemination
  • Rare and endangered cattle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals
  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Equine

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