The Dog Breeder

The Dog Breeder's Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management

This unique resource offers a general overview of canine body systems and how each system affects the breeding process. Key topics include nutrition, pharmacology, microbiology, parasitology, vaccinations, genetics, and endocrinology, as well as normal anatomy and disorders of the male and female reproductive systems.

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: December 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3139-0

Contents

  • PART ONE: NUTRITION AND BASIC SCIENCES
    1. Nutrition
    Basic nutrition
    Fats / Protein / Carbohydrates
    Vitamins / Minerals
    Types of food
    Commercial
    Homemade (cooked versus raw)
    Specific feeding regimens
    Feeding during pregnancy / lactation
    Feeding orphan puppies
    Supplements
    2. Pharmacology
    General pharmacology
    Routes of administration
    Absorption / Distribution / Excretion
    Classes of drugs
    Antibiotics
    Anesthetics
    Anti-parasitic agents
    Hormonal therapies
    3. Microbiology
    Types of organisms
    Bacteria
    Viruses
    Fungi
    Miscellaneous
    Culture samples and techniques
    4. Parasitology
    Internal parasites
    Worms (rounds, hooks, whips, tapes, etc)
    Protozoa (giardia, coccidia)
    Heartworm
    External parasites
    Fleas
    Ticks
    5. Immunology
    General immunology
    Cell-mediated versus humoral
    Vaccination
    6. Endocrinology
    General endocrinology
    Types of hormones
    Hormone assays
    Control of hormone secretion
    Endocrine tissues and their products
    7. Embryology
    Fertilization / Implantation / Placentation
    General embryology
    Folliculogenesis
    Spermatogenesis
    PART TWO: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE BITCH
    8. Anatomy and reproductive physiology of the bitch
    Embryology and anatomy of the female reproductive tract
    Puberty
    The estrous cycle
    9. Breeding management
    Vaginal cytology
    Ovulation and Ovulation timing
    Hormone assays
    Vaginoscopy
    10. Pregnancy
    Pregnancy diagnosis
    Physiology of pregnancy
    Pregnancy loss
    11. Estrus suppression and contraception / Pregnancy termination
    Estrus suppression and contraception
    Ovariohysterectomy
    Medical estrus suppression
    Pregnancy termination
    12. Parturition and dystocia
    Parturition
    Dystocia
    13. Neonatology
    Physical examination and labwork
    Early spay-neuter
    Common pediatric problems
    14. Disorders of the puerperium
    Hypocalcemia
    Mastitis
    Metritis
    Subinvolution of placental sites (SIPS)
    15. Disorders of the ovaries
    Ovarian cysts
    Ovarian neoplasia
    Ovarian remnant syndrome
    16. Disorders of the uterus and cervix
    Cystic endometrial hyperplasia / Pyometra
    Uterine neoplasia
    17. Disorders of the vagina and vulva
    Vaginal anomalies
    Vaginal prolapse
    Vaginitis
    Vaginal / vulvar neoplasia
    18. Disorders of the mammary glands
    False pregnancy
    Mammary neoplasia
    19. Infertility of the bitch
    PART THREE: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE DOG
    20. Anatomy and normal reproductive physiology of the dog
    Embryology and anatomy
    Puberty
    Spermatogenesis review
    Erection and ejaculation
    21. Semen collection and evaluation
    Semen collection
    Semen evaluation
    22. Contraception in male dogs
    Castration
    23. Disorders of the testes, epididymes and scrotum
    Cryptorchidism
    Orchitis / epididymitis
    Torsion of the spermatic cord
    Hydrocele / Spermatocele / Scrotal hernia
    Testicular neoplasia
    24. Disorders of the prostate
    Benign prostatic hypertrophy / hyperplasia (BPH)
    Prostatitis and prostatic abscesses
    Prostatic cysts
    Prostatic neoplasia
    25. Disorders of the penis and prepuce
    Phimosis / paraphimosis
    Balanoposthitis
    Fracture of the os penis
    Penile / preputial neoplasia
    Urethral prolapse
    26. Infertility of the dog
    PART FOUR: GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF CANINE BREEDING
    27. Canine brucellosis
    28. Artificial insemination
    Types of insemination
    Vaginal
    Intrauterine
    Endoscopic
    Surgical
    Types of semen
    Fresh
    Chilled
    Frozen
    29. Genetics
    Basic genetics
    Units of heredity
    Modes of inheritance
    Selection schemes
    Hereditary diseases in the dog
    Diseases
    Breeding management
    Testing
    Appendices
    I. Hereditary disorders of the dog, by breed
    II. Glossary
    III. Accessing reference materials
    IV. Common problems seen in dogs
    V. First aid

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