Posted by on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in General

The goat is a member of the family Bovidae and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat.[1] Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species, and have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the […]

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Posted by on Monday, February 13th, 2017 in General

Many pet parents know the frustration and worry of a dog that is constantly itching.  Not only is the habit disruptive but if they itch bad enough, it can actually drive dogs to harm themselves in order to “fix” it.  Many of us at ViaGen Pets have personally experienced this with our own pet children […]

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A common question we are asked pertains to the performance of cloned animals, particularly livestock.  So do cloned animals perform “the same” as their genetic donors? Performance can be measured in several different ways.  Do cloned females perform as well in reproductive programs as their genetic donors? Do cloned animals show as well as their […]

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Posted by on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in General

Hello there, my name is Emery, and I am a cloned dog embryo.  Yes, I know, you probably have never had a conversation with a cloned embryo and if you have…. let’s just say I am concerned for your well-being.  I wasn’t always an embryo, it was actually what I aspired to be when I […]

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Posted by on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in General

In 1996, the world met a miracle named Dolly.  The ewe (lady sheep) was born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.  Dolly was unique in that she was the first cloned mammal produced from an adult cell.  In the subsequent 20 years since Dolly’s birth, ViaGen and Trans Ova Genetics have been part of the […]

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