According to this article
the foal was the only one of 17 implanted embryos to survive.
The article on nature.com doesn't mention it, but the horse they used is a Haflinger.
Don't get me wrong, I'm very fond of my Haflinger, but I do NOT need a copy of her. One Marah is enough to last me a lifetime
I never gave cloning much thought. To me it is just one of many medical achievements people need to get used to.
Especially developments regarding human reproduction have always been controversial at first, and some still are.
Like, Artificial Insemination, IVF and abortion to name few.
Just because a technique is available doesn't mean you have to use it.
But if it isn't available, you don't have a choice at all.
I always like the idea of being able to chose.
As for cloning, I think I must reconsider:
|The race is now on to produce copies of show horses. Many are castrated and cannot breed naturally. "The quality of the sport would be upgraded," says Galli. "It would be like putting ten Ronaldos against ten Beckhams."
"Winning the World Championships is like sex" Ronaldos? TEN
I want to start a STOP CLONING NOW