Policy on Registration of Embryo Transplants
Registration of Embryos
A Certificate of Embryo Recovery must be filed with AMDCA. This will list the owner of the donor dam, the name and registration number of the mbryo sire and donor dam, the date of the flush, the number of embryos recovered, the number of embryos frozen, and the number of embryos implanted.
A DNA profile of the embryo sire, donor dam, and embryo calf must be filed with AMDCA. Such testing will be done at the owner's expense using a laboratory designated by AMDCA.
If parentage or breed purity is challenged, the DNA information on file will be submitted to the lab for analysis and expert opinion. The cost of the analysis resulting from a challenge by AMDCA will be borne by the registration applicant, otherwise by the challenger.
Registration of Embryo Transplant Calves
Application for registration of embryo transplant offspring shall be made on the regular form.
Registration certificates issued for offspring from embryo transplants shall be designated by “ET” after the name. The owner of the donor dam at the time of embryo collection will be listed as the breeder of the resulting offspring.
Transfer of Embryos
The seller of an embryo or a cow carrying an embryo transplant must provide the new owner with a transfer form supplied by AMDCA, which must accompany the application for registration of the resulting embryo calf.
The Board reserves the right to limit the number of calves registered from any one cow or bull, to modify and further restrict this policy or to take any other action necessary to maintain the health and genetic diversity of the AMD cattle population.
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