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Silvina Luna has her equine clone

22 Nov

The future has just arrived. In 2007 Gonzalo Pieres was treading unknown territory by taking the first steps into cloning polo ponies in Argentina, trying to clone his best mare, Chusma. In the same year but in the USA, Sage’s first clones were born, Show Me and Shawnee.

Just a few weeks ago PoloLine detailed the debut of Show Me, the first clone to play in Argentina, under Cambiaso in the Hurlingham Open, and no doubt she will play a few minutes in the Argentine Open.

That is not the only newsworthy item in the cloning world. On the 23rd October the first all-Argentine clone was born. Silvina Luna, cloned from one of Sebastian Merlos’s best ponies.

«Silvina Luna was a homebred from my bloodlines. If she wasn’t the best horse of my life, she was certainly the second. It was between her, Gurí Esperanza or Silvi Caro La Capital. I was very unlucky to lose her in July due to colic, out at grass» said Merlos. «She was an incredible mare, who anyone could play but who I hadn’t had much luck taking embryos from. I therefore decided to clone her and her mother, Modelo Duracion. I think they both have the best bloodlines I have bred.»

«The idea is to create a genetic bank, not necessarily to play high goal with the clones. We will back them for curiosity’s sake and in the same manner of the original. The same breaker, the same organisation and they will be played by the same people. As I say, we are going to try, but not with the intention that they play the Open».

The pioneering lab that was in charge of the cloning process, with 100% Argentina technology, was Kheiron SA. This makes this prestigious lab therefore the first Argentine lab to produce a viable clone in Latin America. A member of the technical team responsible, Dr Gabriel Vichera, described the resounding success.

«The technique we used allows the clones to have the same genetics and the same characteristics of the elite donors. These processes and developments utilised in horses is the legacy of a handful of people in the world.»

2013 will be a key point in the field of breeding horses and ratifies that cloning is no longer a cinematic style trick or a utopian cliché from science fiction. The era of clones is no longer part of an abstract future but now part of the immediate present and part of polo itself. Theory proven by the recent success of Kheiron SA and the exalted Silvina Luna, who now has her own clone.

Source: http://www.pololine.com

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El polo y la tecnología estrechan vínculos // Polo and technology strengthen links

1 Jul

En la actualidad somos testigos del vertiginoso avance de la tecnología, que podemos ver reflejado en múltiples aplicaciones desarrolladas para los mas diversos campos. La hípica y el polo no han sido una excepción a esta regla, debido al creciente interés por conocer y aprovechar las distintas variables involucradas en el desarrollo de los caballos.

A continuación vamos a enumerar algunas de las aplicaciones de la tecnología en este terreno deportivo:

– Monitoreo de la aptitud física del caballo: especialistas en medicina equina de alto rendimiento desarrollaron un dispositivo que permite medir la frecuencia cardíaca, y establecer la capacidad aeróbica de los caballos de carrera. Este equipo está conectado mediante tecnología satelital (GPS) y brinda variables fisiológicas que permitirían detectar patologías locomotivas y respiratorias en el animal. Para poder realizar estos monitoreos, es indispensable que el caballo realice una carrera progresiva hasta alcanzar la velocidad máxima, en un tiempo no menor a los 10 segundos. Vale destacar que todas estas mediciones se realizan en forma no invasiva, ya que el equipo se ubica debajo de la montura del animal.

avances de la tecnología en el polo

Fuente: insidehorseracing.net

-Transferencia embrionaria equina: es una de las técnicas más populares de reproducción asistida en equinos, ya que brinda numerosos beneficios. Entre los más importantes, se puede mencionar que esta técnica permite que la yegua produzca potrillos sin interrumpir su entrenamiento deportivo, también permite que produzca un mayor número de crías (entre 3 y 10 por año) y se obtengan potrillos de yeguas incapaces de mantener gestación. Otra de las ventajas es que su realización involucra el transporte de los embriones, evitando con ello los costos y riesgos involucrados en el traslado de las yeguas.

Equine embryo transfer

Fuente: woodfordequine.com


Clonación equina: permite la preservación genética de caballos de muy alta calidad. Por este motivo, y debido a la alta heredabilidad comprobada de los genes que brindan la habilidad de jugar al polo, se ha comenzado a aplicar ésta técnica en caballos de polo. El primer clon equino de América Latina fue producido por un grupo de científicos argentinos, y ese mismo año, Adolfo Cambiaso fue el primer jugador de polo en el mundo en incursionar en el terreno de la duplicación genética. Hasta ahora, debido a los tiempos de desarrollo de los caballos, ningún clon fue probado en un partido.

clonación equina Bs Ñandubay Bicentenario

Bs Ñandubay Bicentenario, primer clon equino de América Latina.
Fuente: conexionbrando.com

Cada uno de los casos mencionados es un claro ejemplo de los avances de la ciencia y la tecnología en el campo deportivo, y así como la clonación de equinos ha generado una verdadera revolución en el mundo del polo, podemos estar seguros que no será la última.

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Nowadays we are witnesses of the vertiginous advances of technology that we can see in multiple applications developed for different areas. The equestrian sports and Polo are not an exception to this rule, due to the increasing interest in knowing and taking advantage of different variables involved with the development of the horses.

Following we are going to enumerate some of the applications of technology in equestrian sports:

– Fitness monitoring system for horses: Equine Medicine specialists developed a system that measures heart rate and velocity whilst the horse is in training. This system is connected by satellite based GPS positioning technology and offers physiological indicators that allow to detect pathologies of the locomotor and respiratory system in the animal. To do these monitorings, the horse must do a progressive training until reaching the maximum speed. It is worth to emphasize the non-invasive system since the monitor is inserted in the horse’s saddle blanket.

– Equine embryo transfer: it’s one of the most popular assisted reproductive technologies, since it offers different advantages. Among the most important advantages, we can mention that this technology allows the mare to produce foals without interrupting her sports training. It also allows the mare to produce a major number of horse pups (between 3 and 10 per year) and to obtain foals of mares unable to support gestation. Another advantage is that the technology includes embryo transfer, avoiding the costs and risks involved in the transfer of the mares.

– Equine cloning: horse cloning allows the genetic conservation of high quality horses. For this reason, this technique is used in polo horses, due to verified high heritability of genes that transmit the skill of playing polo. The Latin America first cloned polo pony was produced in 2010 by a group of Argentine scientists and, this year, Adolfo Cambiaso was the world’s first polo player to enroll into the field of genetic cloning. Up to now, no clone has yet been tested in a match

Every mentioned case is an example of the progress of science and technology in sports and, as well as equine cloning has made a real revolution in the world of polo, we can be sure that it will not be the last one.

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