Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer MOET

Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer (MOET), a conventional embryo flush, is the most common procedure used in advanced cattle breeding. 

It involves a 5 week superovulation program, resulting in several eggs being released from the donor cow, as opposed to one during a natural heat.  The cow is inseminated and embryos are then flushed from the cow's uterus the following week.  This involves placing a catheter through the cervix and into the uterus, where a cuff is inflated and fluid is flushed in and out to collect the embryos from each horn. 

An average flush would produce 5 embryos, additional advantages of this technique are as follows:-

  • Increase the reproductive rate of individuals or groups of animals
  • Non-surgical
  • Embryos can be transferred fresh, or frozen in our lab for use later
  • Entire procedure can be carried out on farm
  • Consider 'banking' embryos in case of future TB breakdown