Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780721602523, 9781437713008

Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction

1st Edition

Editors: Juan Samper Angus McKinnon
Authors: Juan Samper Jonathan Pycock Angus McKinnon
eBook ISBN: 9781437713008
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721602523
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 10th October 2006
Page Count: 512

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Table of Contents

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


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.

Key Features

  • 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


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About the Editors

Juan Samper Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterinary Reproductive Services, Langley, BC, Canada

Angus McKinnon Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

About the Authors

Juan Samper Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterinary Reproductive Services, Langley, BC, Canada

Jonathan Pycock Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Equine Reproductive Services, N. Yorkshire, UK

Angus McKinnon Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital, Victoria, Australia