The Department of Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) held recently in Al Wafiya region a two-day training session for the region's veterinarians under the title "Infertility and Birth Control among Camels."
The lectures during the training by ADFCA specialists covered a wide range of issues, such as preparedness for the mating season, common reproductive issues and effective treatment methods. The training comprised practical demonstrations of many methods and tools, besides diagnostic procedures.
The five veterinarians at the department who specialize in reproductive disorders and infertility, offers a wide range of services, including treatment for infertility for farm animals such as a cows, sheep, goats and camels. They also provide their services for horses in association with the hospitals and clinics of ADFCA, in addition to offering artificial insemination services and embryo transfer services for camels. They conduct field studies in farms for purposes of improving productivity among farm animals.
In the year 2011, the team conducted many embryo transfer procedures in camels, in addition to treating around 3000 cases of reproductive disorders and infertility among farm animals. In the year 2012, they launched a number of initiatives, aimed at expanding the scope of embryo transfer and gene selection as well as using artificial insemination among goats and sheep.