Manual of Equine Reproduction

Manual of Equine Reproduction

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Written by acknowledged experts in the field, this authoritative text presents a comprehensive overview of reproductive management of horses, including management of stallions, pregnant mares, and neonatal foals. Discussions are concise and practical, with detailed information on techniques used in reproductive examination, breeding procedures, pregnancy diagnosis, foaling, and reproductive tract surgery. This outstanding 2nd edition features a new chapter on the use of breeding records to evaluate stallion fertility and improve management of breeding stallions. High-quality photographs and line drawings - many new to this edition - clearly depict procedures. Essential background is provided on breeding records, for a complete understanding of their importance in evaluating stallion performance - with particular emphasis on how to modify breeding management to optimize fertility. Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter and Review Questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce key points. The straightforward textbook format is logically organized to guide the reader through a complete course of study. Complete information on reproductive physiology and artificial insemination is included. Practical discussions cover topics related to horse breeding, such as reproductive management, breeding with transported cooled and frozen semen, and care of broodmares and newborn foals. Ultrasound techniques used to detect intratesticular masses, evaluate accessory genital glands, explore for undescended testis, and confirm secretions from the prostate, ampullae, and ductus deferens Aspiration testicular biopsy using a spring-loaded biopsy instrument New containers for transporting cooled semen through airport security with heightened radiation exposure New technique for castration that involves removing the bottom of the scrotum to provide better drainage results and fewer complications New section on laparoscopic castration Procedure for treating hematuria in geldings Procedure for surgical embryo transfer Numerous new illustrations enhance discussions and clarify specific techniques. A new chapter (18) discusses the use of breeding records to evaluate stallion fertility and improve management of breeding stallions.
Publisher: St. Louis : Mosby, c2003.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780323017138
Characteristics: xi, 253 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blanchard, Terry L.


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