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Sex fixing drug developed for dairy animals

Written by: Staff
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Bangalore, Dec 5 (UNI) In a boon to dairy farmers, scientist B S Aulakh has developed the world's first sex fixing drug for dairy animals, patented by the South African patent office at Pretoria in 2003.

Talking to reporters here today, Dr Aulakh claimed that the new drug produced female off-springs in mammals, particularly dairy animals, and put the success rate at 100 per cent.

''Sex selection is selecting the desired sex offspring and destroying the other one. It is the process of deciding in advance as to which sex offspring will be concieved and then creating conditions that this only happens,'' he explained.

Dr Aulakh said the drug, given orally to cattle after mating, could boost milk production across the world manifold by producing females of high yielding breeds in greater numbers. Similarly, the drug without any side effect could also be used in meat and wool producing animals such as goats and sheep, he added.

Being the world's first-ever sex fixer drug, the research would definitely kickstart sex fixing across the world, he said, hoping that it would salvage humanity from the deadly clutches of hunger and starvation.

The scientist from Ludhiana said the mechanism could also help in saving endangered species like Pandas, snow leopards and white tigers. Success in fixing the sex of offsprings in mammals could have a bigger social, scientific and economic effect on the society as a whole.

He said he was awaiting clearance for the drug from the Drug Controller of India.

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