Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 320 pages
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Following on from the successful format of the previous editions, Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse 3e is a practical and user-friendly guide to equine reproduction. From explaining the anatomy of the mare's reproductive tract to detailing problems encountered during pregnancy, it covers all the major areas of concern as well as including the latest developments in diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques.

* Fully updated to take into account new developments and research;

* An ideal rapid reference for veterinary practitioners and veterinary students, as well as a crucial source of information and advice for those in the breeding business;

* New material includes expanded sections on the stallion endometritis and embryo transfer technologies, alternative methods of fertilization and insemination techniques.
  

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Contents

1 Anatomy of the Mares Reproductive Tract
1
2 Endocrinology of the Oestrous Cycle and Puberty
10
3 Clinical Examination of the Mares Reproductive Tract
20
4 Cyclical Changes in the Mares Reproductive Tract
30
5 Manipulation of Cyclical Activity
43
6 The Optimum Time for Breeding and the Mating Procedure
52
7 Normal Pregnancy
60
8 Pregnancy Diagnosis
72
18 Causes of Pregnancy Failure
158
19 Other Abnormal Events during Pregnancy
165
20 Reducing Infertility Caused by Multiple Conceptuses
168
21 Retained Placenta
173
22 Other Postpartum Problems
178
23 Dystocia
184
24 Manipulation of Reproduction
190
25 The Normal Stallion
200

9 Normal Parturition
85
10 Postpartum Events
95
11 Normal Expectations of Fertility
99
12 Noninfectious Infertility in Mares
103
13 Infectious Infertility
116
14 Swabbing and Biopsy Techniques and Diagnosis of Endometritis
128
15 Treatment and Prevention of Endometritis
138
16 Viral Causes of Infertility
151
17 Problems during Pregnancy
153
26 Examination of the Stallion for Breeding Soundness
212
27 Diseases of the Reproductive Tract of the Stallion
226
28 Reproductive Surgery of the Stallion
247
29 Miscellaneous Conditions
254
30 Breeding Finances
260
Appendix Codes of Practice
263
Further Reading
264
Index
265
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About the author (2008)

Gary England is an academic clinician who has been active in equine stud practice for more than ten years. He was awarded a PhD in 1990, and received the Diploma of Veterinary Reproduction and became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1995. In 1997 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine of the University of London, and in 1999 he became a Professor of Veterinary Reproduction. Gary is currently the Foundation Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham.

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