Equine Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination

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Juan C. Samper
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009 - Medical - 310 pages
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Put the principles of good breeding management into practice with Equine Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination, 2nd Edition for reproductive success! Practical information on the reproductive management of both thoroughbred and warmblood breeding operations prepares you to effectively breed even problem mares and stallions. Plus, detailed content on techniques, procedures, reproductive physiology, and more help you increase reproductive efficiency as well as track and improve your results throughout each breeding season.

  • A section on reproduction efficiency evaluation includes a worksheet to evaluate the performance of both mares and stallions during each breeding season, and helps you compare reproductive performance with previous breeding seasons.
  • Detailed descriptions of procedures and techniques including embryo transfer, artificial insemination, and more enable you to implement the methods for better breeding results.
  • Practical information on reproductive management of both thoroughbred and warmblood breeding operations enhance the fertility of problem mares and stallions.
  • World-renowned authors and contributors with years of practical knowledge and experience provide cutting-edge information.


  • Vibrant full-color design and photographs show accurate representations of clinical appearance.
  • Chapters covering the latest reproductive techniques improve chances of successful breeding, and improve survival rates after the birth of the foal.
  • Vital chapters with information on recognizing potential problems help you quickly identify warning signs before fertility is negatively affected.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 ANATOMY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF THE SRALLION
1
Chapter 2 REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY OF THE STALLION
17
Chapter 3 SEMEN COLLECTION IN STALLIONS
33
Chapter 4 STALLION SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
41
Chapter 5 SPERM PHYSIOLOGY
47
Chapter 6 SEMAN EVALUATION
57
Chapter 7 BREEDING MANAGEMENT OF THE THOROUGHBRED STALLION
75
Chapter 8 BREEDING MANAGEMENT OF THE WARMBLOOD STALLION
83
Chapter 16 EQUINE EMBRYO TRANSFER
185
Chapter 17 COOLING AND CRYOPRESERVATION OF EQUINE EMBRYOS
201
Chapter 18 NEW ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES APPLIED FOR THE HORSE INDUSTRY
209
Chapter 19 THE EARLY PREGNANCY
223
Chapter 20 FETAL MONITORING IN BROODMARES
241
Chapter 21 INFECTIOUS PROBLEMS IN THE LAST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY
249
Chapter 22 PARTURITION AND EVALUATION OF PLACENT
255
Chapter 23 THE NEWBORN FOAL
261

Chapter 9 HORMONE THERAPY IN THE MARE
89
Chapter 10 MICROBIOLOGY AND DISEASES OF SEMEN
99
Chapter 11 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE MARE
113
Chapter 12 UTERINE EDEMA IN THE MARE
133
Chapter 13 BREEDING MANAGEMENT OF THE PROBLEM MARE
139
Chapter 14 ARIFICAL INSEMINATION WITH FRESH AND COOLED SEMEN
165
Chapter 15 ARTIFICAL INSEMINATION WITH FROZEN SEMEN
175
Chapter 24 BREEDING THE POSTPARTUM MARE
277
Chapter 25 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE BROODMARE AND THE FOAL
281
Chapter 26 EVALATION OF REPRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY
289
Chapter 27 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE EQUINE GENOME FOG THE HORSE INDUSTRY
295
Index
299
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