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Boviteq: Applying The Latest Technology In Embryo Transfer

Boviteq is the largest embryo transfer organization in Canada, with a donor barn housing 110 elite animals and facilities to handle 1000 recipients. However, more than that, it is also the research and development arm of The Semex Alliance, and does all the semen sexing for Semex. Holstein International visited Boviteq to find out more about the latest developments in the field of embryo transfer.

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Publication of a book entitled «Vade-Mecum de gestion 
de la reproduction des bovins laitiers»

livre The co-editors are Luc DesCôteaux and Denis Vaillancourt, both of the 
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire from the Université de Montréal. Three 
RQR members are part of the 30 francophones contributing authors 
involved in the production of this guide: Émile Bouchard, Paul D. 
Carrière and Réjean Lefebvre.

The book is divided into five chapters: physiology, terminology glossary, genital examination in the cow, and finally the main diseases, reproductive management and preventive measures throughout the herd. Available at the Librairie Médicale et Scientifique Inc.

 

A New Biomarker for Ovarian Cancer - Vector - September 2011, Volume 10, Number 3, page 2. 

The VCP protein could become the most powerful biomarker for the detection of ovarian cancer and also an important biomarker for several other cancer types.

The greatest discoveries don’t always come out from where you expect them to. This is the case for the VCP protein, which may become the most powerful biomarker for the four types of cancer that have so far been studied. This discovery came from the work... of a veterinary medicine research group.

Dr. Derek Boerboom is a professor at the Animal Reproduction Centre of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV), Université de Montréal. While studying the role of genes involved in the normal development of ovarian follicles in animals, he created a transgenic mouse which develops ovarian granulosa cell tumours (GCT). “We observed that these tumours had many of the same characteristics as human ovarian tumours,” explains the researcher.

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