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    Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops, May 7-12, 2017

    Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops  More »

    A world first: bison calves produced by IVF

    In July 2016, three bison calves were born that were produced through in vitro fertilization by One Reproductive Health researchers.  A fourth calf resulted from the transfer of frozen embryos co  More »

    Workshop report now available online

    A report from the June 2015 workshop, "Reproductive Strategies for Addressing Genetic Diveristy in Canadian Cattle and Bison," is now available online.   More »

    Can we increase reproductive lifespan?

    Reproduction relies on the continuous self renewal of stem cells in the germ line to replenish the stocks of eggs and sperm.  More »

    Study targets ergot's subclinical effects

    When a cow’s hoofs fall off, it’s a tell-tale sign of a serious ergot toxicity problem on a farm.  More »

    Nesfatin: predictor of placenta abnormalities?

    Five to 10 per cent of the world’s pregnant women end up delivering their babies early — before a full term of 37 weeks. Once they’re born, these “pre-term” babies are at  More »

    Llama research may shed light on female brain

    “She’s complicated,” explains Dr. Rodrigo Carrasco with a grin as a female llama spits to deter her would-be suitor, an eager male llama.  More »

    Preserving genetic diversity

    Muhammad Anzar, a research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is an expert in cryopreservation — you know, freezing living matter to cheat death. His work is more careful than   More »

    Poster day celebrates undergrad research

    More than 40 students participated in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2014 undergraduate research student poster days that were held at the college on Sept. 9-10.  More »

    What makes a good egg?

    As a woman who is over 30 and childless, I can identify with other females my age who are in that inevitable countdown toward 40 and trying to decide whether we should have children before our fertili  More »

    Dr. Manuel Palomino, bison superhero

    When you meet Dr. Manuel Palomino of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), it’s hard to imagine the small, five-foot-three Peruvian PhD student in superhero spandex and flowing cape  More »

    Team unlocks link between sex, female brain

    An international team of scientists led by Gregg Adams at the University of Saskatchewan has discovered that a protein in semen acts on the female brain to prompt ovulation, and is the same molecule t  More »

    Working with bulls lifeblood of Barth's career

    Dr. Albert Barth has worked around cattle since he was a kid growing up on his family’s farm near Radisson, Sask.  More »

    Mapletoft a "victim of serendipity"

    Around the world, generations of cattle have been born in the past 40 years — thanks to a career choice that Dr. Reuben Mapletoft made when he was seven years old.  More »

    New to US: Dr. Daniel MacPhee

    Reproductive science researcher Daniel MacPhee joined the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in August 2012, drawn from the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Medicine to what   More »