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Is it possible cow to give birth to a monkey? Please provide

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Is it possible for a cow to give birth to a monkey? Please provide links to relevant papers.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

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It is impossible.

There are no papers as no one has done research on such an impossible thing.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I understand there have been many examples of xenosurrogacy. I know for example that a California research institute conducted research leading to the birth of a baby gaur from a cow. I want a list of papers describing all such research in various species. Please be thorough.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

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I see the other expert opted out

there are links to articles here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interspecific_pregnancy#cite_note-Hammer2001-11

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11354705

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12135908

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3284594

http://www.biolreprod.org/content/38/1/1.long

let me know if you have other questions.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
A good answer but left me wanting more. The difficulty in long term after birth survival appears to be immunological which has been remedied easily enough according to your link. Would an excised uterus connected to ecmo with appropriate immunological injections furnish the possibility of successful births? Are there any links to this? I spoke to professor kuwabara formerly conducting this research in Japan and his research shows promise. There is much work also being done on exutero implantation. I wonder if you could elaborate further with links these new findings. Thnx.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

most likely an excised uterus would not be enough. pregnancy takes a lot of active hormone activity to keep pregnancy viable.

here are some more articles for you

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21401640

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23084738

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