IVF foal and surrogate mare (c) University of Liverpool
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Could IVF save rare British breeds?

The first foal to be born as a result of IVF for 15 years is now thriving at a stud farm in Shropshire.

He's the result of a project led by University of Liverpool researchers - the first step to producing an embryo bank that could be the last lifeline for some rare, traditional British breeds that are on the verge of disappearing.

BBC science reporter and video journalist Victoria Gill went to visit the farm and speak to the scientists leading what they say is a new frontier in animal IVF.

  • 21 Oct 2015
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