A History of Equine Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies Academic Article uri icon


  • The first successful equine embryo transfer was reported in 1972, 21 years after the first reported embryo transfer in cattle. Adaptations of embryo transfer and the various related technologies have generally been more rapid in the equine than in cattle, with the exceptions of superovulation, in vitro fertilization and cryopreservation. Recent progress has been achieved in all three of these areas. This paper presents a time line of various events in the history of equine embryo transfer and related technologies. Approximately 25,000 equine embryo transfers are being conducted per year, worldwide. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kraemer, D. C.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • May 2013