(1) For the purposes of these embryo transfer rules, the phrase "nonsurgical embryo transfer" means the procedure of the removal of ova or embryos from a donor bovine animal and subsequent implantation of the embryos into a surrogate mother bovine animal, including the follow-up verification of pregnancy status.

(2) The practice of nonsurgical embryo transfer involves basic knowledge, skills and abilities in manual rectal palpation, synchronization and stimulation with hormones, administration of local anesthetics, flushing with lab media, use of microscopes, freezing and thawing of embryos, catheterizing animals, administration of antibiotics and grading of embryos.

(3) Permissible practices and procedures that may be performed by embryo transfer technicians are limited to those that fall within the scope of nonsurgical embryo transfer, as defined in this rule.

History: 37-18-202, MCA; IMP, 37-18-104, MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 2030, Eff. 11/1/91; TRANS, from Commerce, 2005 MAR p. 323.