Rafter D Genetics offers a complete Embryo Transfer Training program for livestock breeders and Veterinarians. With over 40 years of ET experience and 30 years of teaching experience, Dr. Clifford Dorn offers a practical approach to learning the ET process.
The training course is a private 4 day program. (979)820-1252
The course is designed to train 1 student at a time thereby offering the personalized attention needed to understand the process. Multiple students may attend together if they would like to. The course includes embryo collection & transfer manuals and embryo grading training manuals.
Bovine ET Registration Fee is $3,800.00 US (multiple student discounts available) This teaches everything neccessary to non-surgically collect, transfer & freeze cattle embryos.
Caprine ET Registration Fee is $4,000.00 US (multiple student discounts available) This teaches everything neccessary to non-surgically collect, transfer & freeze goat embryos.
Equine ET Registration Fee is $3,500.00 US (multiple student discounts available) This is NOT a hands on course. It teaches the physiology and mechanics. We do not have horses to work with.
All courses teach advanced Physiology and hormonal control of the estrous cycle including superovulation (except equine) and estrus synchronization. We teach the non-surgical embryo collection procedure which is less invasive than the surgical procedure.
At Rafter D Genetics, we will teach the best procedure for freezing the embryos for direct transfer after thawing. We will teach the operation of the Beltron Embryo Freezer which is the best option in the market.
We teach the embryo transfer procedure that is best suited for each species using up to date equipment and materials.
* Donor Superovulation
* Estrous Synchronization
* Embryo Collection & Transfer
* Embryo Handling & Evaluation
* Embryo Freezing
* Hormonal Control of Reproduction
* Recipient Selection & Management
* Materials & Equipment
For the Bovine Embryo Transfer Course, the students must already have experience with artificial insemination and rectal palpation. Classes are offered throughout the year as requested. Three weeks advance notice is needed and a ($500 for U.S. Residents/$1500 for international students) non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The balance is due 2 weeks before the class starts. Please Note: Training fees are non-refundable within 7 days of the course start.
We can travel to your ranch to help set up your lab after the training. We can also offer on site training for multiple foreign students in your country if you have adequate facilities and there are several students to train at a time. We have done similar programs in Ecuador and Jamaica.
We have a small inventory of new and used Embryo Transfer equipment including microscopes, embryo freezers, ultrasounds, laparoscopes and surgical suite equipment.
We have a small inventory of bovine semen and embryos, caprine semen and whitetailed deer semen available for sale. We can also produce custom embryos from cattle and goats for export. Custom goat semen collection for domstic use and export is available through Global Genetics.
We are distributors for Heifer Plus and Bull Plus semen sexing enzymes for existing straws. This product is added to conventional semen after thaw (just prior to insemination) to increase the sex ration in favor of the desired sex. Heifer Plus will increase the sex ratio of females upwards of 75-85%. It can be used on any convetional semen that is already in your tank. Available for multiple species including cattle, goats and horses.
Rafter D Genetics can provide a range of reproductive services for your ranch including complete Conventional Embryo Transfer, Artificial Insemination, Pregnancy Palpation (incluidng ultrasonography) and Semen Evaluation.
First Inner Cell Mass Transfer Calf produced by Dr Clifford Dorn
Former student Armando Navarrete, 1st ET calf
First Bison calf produced by Artificial Insemination was performed by Rafter D Genetics
Former student Steve Gaspar, 1st ET calf
Former student Jeremiah Johnson, 1st ET Bull
Former student Tom Cannon First ET Calf
Red Wagyu Heifer from frozen embryo produced for Bill Fisher, 2011
Red Wagyu Heifer from frozen embryo for Bill Fisher, wins 2013 National Western Show
Hereford Recipent with Fullblood Brahman embryo calf, Texas A&M Ag Extension, McGregor
Hereford recipient with Brah X Her embryo calf, McGregor, TX
First Nigerian Dwarf kids produced from frozen embryos exported to Australia for Michael Garwood,
Torey Williams and Dr. Gaby Foxworth at the 2011 AETA convention in San Antonio, Texas