Knowledge is beautiful.
In other words, U of S researchers are helping
bison produce new calves to increase the
population while also limiting the risk that
diseases are passed on, benefiting both wild
herds and livestock producers.
U of S researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
are using reproductive technologies such as superovulation
and in vitro fertilization with wood bison to protect their
genetic diversity, and to eventually rebuild the species’ depleted
population that has been threatened by habitat loss and
diseases such as brucellosis and tuberculosis.