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Can we use reproductive biotechniques in cats like it is used in dogs?

Nizanski, Wojciech.
Rev. bras. reprod. anim; 46(4): 399-402, out.-dez. 2022.
Artigo em Inglês | VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1415197


In recent years, there has been a great interest of purebred cat breeders in the possibilities and benefits of implementing of consistent veterinary care on reproduction. This includes tools available in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). As in dogs before, there is a tendency to reduce the reproductive potential of purebred cats, which is partly due to the nature of the selection of animals for reproduction on the basis of phenotypic features, omitting the control of their fertility. It is worthy to note hazardous specificity of this selection where inbreeding is commonly used. If all this is imposed on the frequent occurrence of infectious diseases in a domestic cat, then the population of purebred cats appears as a group of animals, which is a kind of challenge for a specialist of reproduction. This is a paradoxical phenomenon, because regarding non-purebred cats, the main challenge for the veterinary community is to limit their population. Some of the most important barriers to the implementation of advanced control of reproduction of purebred cats over the years have been: 1) difficulties with sperm collection, 2) technically troublesome artificial insemination, 3) numerous and difficult to recognize and treat forms of fertility disorders. In recent years, progress has been observed within each of these areas. It is possible to implement into practice extremely valuable tools that are helpful in monitoring the reproductive status of these animals. The breakthrough was the development of effective methods of semen collection, its evaluation and preservation and the development of increasingly effective methods of artificial insemination. Therefore, there is a real prospect of organizing cat reproduction centers operating within veterinary facilities dealing with small animals. The time is coming to carry out veterinary care for cat reproduction at such an advanced level as it has been developed in recent decades for dogs. Development in this area is facilitated by progress in research on the field of the use of ART in programs of rescue of endangered feline species where domestic cat is treated as model animal.(AU)
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