Repeated embryo collection from Chios ewes using laparoscopy

The objective of this project was to develop and standardize a methodology for the repeated induction of superovulation and embryo collection in Chios ewes using laparoscopy This project is part of a series of efforts for the increase of genetic improvement rate in sheep flocks; the latter will contribute to the development and robustness of sheep breeding in Greece.

Duration: 2001-2003
Funding: NAGREF – Intervet Hellas
Project Leader: F Samartzi
  • NAGREF, Veterinary Research Institute (Thessaloniki
  • NAGREF Institute of Animal Science (Giannitsa)
  • University of Thessaly, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Clinic of Obstetrics & Reproduction


Publication of project results:

  • Πρόκληση πολλαπλής ωοθυλακιορρηξίας με διαφορετικά ορμονικά σχήματα σε προβατίνες των φυλών Χίου και Καραγκούνικης Σαμαρτζή Φ, Βαϊνάς Ε, Αμοιρίδης ΓΣ, Χριστοδούλου Β, Λιάπουρας Κ, Κορωνάκη Α, Τσιλιγιάννη Θ 9ο Πανελλήνιο Κτηνιατρικό Συνέδριο, 2002, Περίληψη 59, Πρακτικά σελ 142-143
  • Relationship between Glucosidases Activity in the Uterine Luminal Fluid and Superovulatory Response of Chios Ewes Tsiligianni T, Samartzi F, Amiridis GS, Koronaki A, Liapouras C and Vainas E 7th Annual Conference of the ESDAR, Dublin, 2003, Reproduction in domestic animals, 38: 364, 2003