Manual of Equine Reproduction

2nd Edition

Authors: Terry Blanchard Dickson Varner Charles Love Steven Brinsko Sherri Rigby James Schumacher
Paperback ISBN: 9780323017138
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 25th October 2002
Page Count: 272

Table of Contents

  • Reproductive Anatomy of the Mare
  • Reproductive Anatomy of the Stallion
  • Management of Estrual Mares
  • Breeding Soundness Examination in Mares
  • Transrectal Ultrasonography in Broodmare Practice
  • Endometritis
  • Pregnancy: Physiology and Diagnosis
  • Fetal Loss
  • Management of Pregnant and Postpartum Mares
  • Dystocia and Postpartum Disease
  • Management of Neonatal Foals
  • Breeding Soundness Examination of the Stallion
  • Semen Collection and Artificial Insemination
  • Semen Preservation
  • Reproductive Tract Surgery in Mares
  • Reproductive Tract Surgery in Stallions
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Evaluation of Breeding Records

Description

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.

New to the second edition!
All chapters have been updated to present the latest information on every subject, including:
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
Causes and treatment of uterine rupture
New sepsis scoring system to accurately predict sepsis
Ground semen collection procedure described and illustrated ¡V using an artificial vagina
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
And a whole lot more!


Details

No. of pages:
272
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Paperback ISBN:
9780323017138

About the Authors

Terry Blanchard Author

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

Dickson Varner Author

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

Charles Love Author

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

Steven Brinsko Author

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

Sherri Rigby Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Services, Bayer Animal Health, Virginia Beach, VA

James Schumacher Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, USA