Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction book cover

Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction

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.

Hardbound, 512 Pages

Published: October 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0252-3


  • Section I — The Normal Female Reproductive System

    1. Ovulation and Corpus Luteum Development

    2. The Follicle: Practical Aspects of Follicle Control

    3. Estrus Synchronization

    4. Estrus Suppression

    5. The Normal Uterus in Estrus

    6. Intrauterine Diagnostic Procedures

    7. Uterine Contractility

    Section II — Female Reproductive Problems: Diagnosis and Management

    8. Fertility Expectations and Management of Optimal Fertility

    9. Endocrine Tests

    10. Cytogenic Evaluation

    11. Diagnosis of Oviductal Disorders and Diagnostic Techniques

    12. Ovulation Failure

    13. Ovarian Abnormalities

    14. Uterine Therapy for Mares with Fluid

    15. Uterine Therapy for Mares with Bacterial Infections

    16. Treatment of Fungal Endometritis

    17. Management Regimens for Uterine Cysts

    18. Some Unusual Conditions of the Uterus

    19. Congenital Abnormalities Involving the Cervix and Uterus

    20. Cervical Tears

    21. Cervical Failure to Dilate

    22. Cervical Adhesions

    23. Vulvar Conformation

    24. Selective Reproductive Surgery of the Broodmare

    25. Infectious and Neoplastic Conditions of the Vulva and Perineum

    Section III — The Normal Male Reproductive System

    26. Anatomy and Examination of the Normal Testicle

    27. The Epididymis

    28. Behavior of the Normal Stallion

    Section IV — Male Reproductive Problems: Diagnosis and Managemen

    29. Testicular Descent and Cryptorchidism

    30. Testicular Abnormalities

    31. Testicular Biopsy

    32. Spermatogenic Arrest (Testicular Degeneration)

    33. Endoscopy of the Reproductive Tract in the Stallion

    34. Penile Abnormalities

    35. Penile Infections

    36. Trauma to the Penis

    37. Significance of Bacteria Affecting the Stallion’s Reproductive System

    38. The Subfertile Stallion

    39. Endocrine Diagnostics and Therapeutics for the Stallion with Declining Fertility

    Section V — Semen Collection and Evaluation

    40. Evaluation of Raw Semen

    41. Urospermia and Hemospermia

    42. Transmission of Diseases Through Semen

    43. Advanced Semen Test for Stallions

    44. Preservation of Genetics from Dead and Dying Stallions

    45. Insemination with Frozen Semen: Some Management Considerations for Stallions

    Section VI — Assisted Reproductive Techniques

    46. Collection and Transfer of Oocytes in Mares

    47. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

    48. In Vitro Fertilization

    49. In Vitro Oocyte Maturation

    50. Low-Dose Insemination Techniques

    51. Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies

    Section VII — The Pregnant Mare: Diagnosis and Management

    52. Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Mare

    53. Fetal Sex Determination

    54. Twin Reduction Techniques

    55. Early Embryonic Loss

    56. Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

    57. Maintenance of Pregnancy

    58. Late Term Pregnancy Monitoring

    59. Dystocia and Fetotomy

    60. Premature Lactation in Mares

    61. Mastitis

    62. Normal Prefoaling Mammary Secretions

    63. Colostrum

    Section VIII — The Post-Foaling Mare

    64. The Postpartum Mare

    65. Prefoaling and Postfoaling Complications

    66. Postpartutient Abnormalities


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