Bovine In Vitro Fertilization

Students blend concepts of reproduction learned in the classroom with practical applications in bovine in vitro fertilization. Students recover oocytes from removed bovine ovaries and mature and fertilize the oocytes in vitro. Embryos are grown in a culture until they reach blastocyst stage. Students are able to observe the process of embryo physiology as the embryos progress in their development from a single cell zygote to a multi-cell blastocyst.