Now in a much-anticipated two-volume new edition, this gold-standard reference stands as the most comprehensive and authoritative text on equine reproduction. Serving theriogenologists, practitioners and breeders worldwide as a one-stop resource for the reproductive assessment and management of equine patients, Equine Reproduction, Second Edition provides detailed information on examination techniques, breeding procedures, pregnancy diagnosis and management, reproductive tract diseases and surgery, and foaling. A companion CD offers hundreds of images from the book in color. For the Second Edition, the stallion, mare and foal sections have been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on every subject. New topics include discussion of nutritional and behavioral factors in the broodmare and stallion, parentage testing, fetal sexing and the health and management of older foals, weanlings and yearlings. Additionally, this outstanding Second Edition features a new section on assisted reproductive techniques, including detailed information on artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, embryo transfer and technology.
Now in full color, Manual of Equine Reproduction, 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive look at the reproductive management of horses, including management of stallions, pregnant mares, and neonatal foals. Expert authors use a concise, practical approach in discussing improved therapies and treatments in equine breeding. You’ll enhance your skills and knowledge with this book’s detailed coverage of techniques used in reproductive examination, breeding procedures, pregnancy diagnosis, foaling, and reproductive tract surgery. A clinical emphasis includes a step-by-step format of possible scenarios from conception to breeding management. Practical information includes topics such as breeding with transported cooled or frozen semen, and caring for the broodmare and newborn foal. The organization of material corresponds to the course of study in veterinary school, so you can find topics easily. Chapter objectives and study questions at the beginning of each chapter guide you through the material and provide clear learning goals. Evaluation of Breeding Records chapter covers the importance of breeding records, and how to use them to evaluate stallion performance and optimize fertility. References are listed at the end of each chapter for further research and study. Full-color photographs and illustrations clearly depict procedures, and all drawings have been redrawn and improved. NEW Assisted Reproductive Technology chapter goes beyond embryo transfer. Updated content includes the latest advances in therapies and treatments. New content is added to two chapters, Reproductive Physiology of the Nonpregnant Mare and Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare. Thorough coverage of every aspect of equine reproduction provides a strong foundation for success in veterinary practice, including a discussion of the use of GnRH-analog deslorelin (Ovuplant) to hasten ovulation; aseptic technique for endometrial biopsy; use of transabdominal ultrasonography, especially in early pregnancy; determination of fetal gender by transrectal ultrasonography; aspiration testicular biopsy using a spring-loaded biopsy instrument; and procedure for surgical embryo transfer.
Involvement with equine reproduction is very common for the veterinarian in practice, and there is enormous demand for continuing education, particularly in the light of recent changes in science and practice, such as the routine use of ultrasound, improved standards of foal care, and the importance of artificial insemination. The 22 contributing authors, an international blend of specialist equine practitioners and university clinicians, provide by means of superbly illustrated questions and full explanatory answers, a comprehensive, up-to-date, enjoyable and easily read source of information on equine reproduction. Over 30 cases concern the use of ultrasound in the management of the broodmare, some 50 cases cover foal care and common medical /surgical conditions, and there are over 30 cases on the stallion and artificial insemination, plus rarer conditions such as dystocia and foaling trauma. The random order of the cases and the self-assessment format, enable readers to think fully about a problem and devise a solution, just as they would in their daily work. The book appeals equally to veterinarians in training, in practice and in preparation for higher qualifications.
This book contains 21 chapters on horse reproduction and breeding, including the anatomy and control of reproduction in mares and stallions, physiology and endocrinal control of pregnancy and foaling, lactation, selection and preparation of mares and stallions for breeding, management of the mare during pregnancy and foaling, foal management, weaning, stallion management, infertility, artificial insemination and embryo transfer.
Offering the most current insights on horse breeding, this book covers the entire reproductive system, normal and abnormal mare physiology, and a wide range of reproductive problems commonly seen in both the mare and stallion. Coverage includes advanced reproductive techniques, with numerous breeding strategies to help you achieve optimal fertility rates. Features the most current information available on equine reproduction, including the latest therapies and treatments for breeding dysfunction, as well as advances in reproductive techniques Focuses on therapy and treatment to provide practitioners with quick access to key information Features the shared experience and valuable advice of world-renowned experts who have first-hand knowledge of which treatments and therapies are most effective
The fourth edition of this popular textbook provides a comprehensive account of how to successfully breed horses. Updated throughout, the new edition will cover techniques such as cloning, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI), in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and related reproductive technology that is currently being developed. This book also looks at reproductive anatomy, endocrine control and selection for breeding mares and stallions, and pregnancy, parturition and lactation in the mare. This classic textbook is required reading for many equine science and related courses, particularly in the UK.
This 2nd edition of a popular textbook provides a comprehensive account of how horses can be successfully bred. The aim is to maximize productivity and animal welfare. The first section concentrates on reproductive physiology and is aimed at providing a scientific understanding of reproduction in the mare and stallion. The second section is more applied and demonstrates how this knowledge can be used to optimize breeding and stud management. This book is a proven success as a textbook for degree and diploma courses in equine studies. It has also proved to be a useful supplementary text for veterinary students, as well as valuable for veterinary practitioners and stud managers.