Cloning Part IX: Registering Cloned Animals By: Diane Broek
We often are asked the question regarding registration of cloned animals in a breed registry. In the livestock world (cattle, pigs, sheep and goats), I am happy to report that most breeds make allowance for the registration of cloned animals but it is always good to check with your breed registry ahead of time, so that you understand what the requirements are.
Most breeds will ask that you simply identify the animal as a cloned animal and they may add the suffix ETN to distinguish them from ET and IVF derived animals which have the suffix ET.
They may also ask for DNA submission to show that the genetic donor and the cloned animal are a genetic match.
Some breed associations will allow producers to use the DNA that we submit when calves are born, some will ask that you resubmit your own DNA sample.
Other breed associations may request an ABC form accompany the registration application. These forms come from the IETS (International Embryo Transfer Association).
The forms detail the cell line production as well as cloning and implant detail involved in the production of the animal(s).
Trans Ova Genetics will produce those forms for you on request.
We encourage breeders to communicate with their breed associations before cloning so they understand the requirements up front.
Trans Ova Genetics is happy to assist with any and all information needed to complete registration applications. For more information on cloning or registering cloned animals please call Diane Broek at Trans Ova Genetics 1-800-999-3586 Ext 3104.
Diane Broek Advanced Technology Sales and Production Manager
For more information on cloning, visit our livestock cloning page or past cloning blog posts.