Wednesday, 18 June 2014

4 Baby Horses Born from Frozen Embryos

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer | June 16, 2014 07:09pm ET

Attention horse lovers: A new technique could make it easier to breed the next Secretariat or Flicka.

Four new foals have been born from frozen embryos, a tricky task given the structure of horse embryos. The baby horses were born healthy after spending 11 months gestating in mares at a stud farm in France. The new technique could one day help breeders create horses with tailor-made traits, such as racing speed, friendliness or docility.

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