Reproduction in Domestic Animals

Reproduction in Domestic Animals

2nd Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Editors: H. H. Cole, P. T. Cupps
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263151

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Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Second Edition discusses the chemistry of gonadotropins and biochemistry of the gonadal hormones. The book presents the immunological characterization of the gonadotropins and the regulation of the secretion of pituitary gonadotropins by the nervous system. The text describes the physiology of reproduction and then discusses the effects of hormones on the development and differentiation of the brain. Another topic of interest is the formation of preovulatory follicles. The section that follows describes the necessity of quantitative female gametes production. The book will provide valuable insights for biologists, zoologists, students, and researchers in the field of animal reproduction.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Foreword to the First Edition


    1. Historical Introduction

    I. Early History, Mostly Anatomical

    II. Sex Determination

    III. Sexual Cycles

    IV. Steroid Hormones

    V. Anterior Pituitary Hormones

    VI. Physiology of Spermatozoa

    VII. Miscellaneous Factors


    2. Physiological Characterization of Gonadotropins

    I. Introduction

    II. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

    III. Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

    IV. Prolactin

    V. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

    VI. Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG)

    VII. Effect of Gonadotropins upon Metabohc Activity of Gonads

    VIII. The Progonadotropic Response

    IX. The Pituitary Antagonist

    X. Standards and International Units


    3. Immunological Characterization of the Gonadotropins

    I. Introduction

    II. General Immunological Considerations

    III. Development of Antisera

    IV. Immunological Methods of Analysis

    V. Application of Immunological Procedures


    4. Chemistry of the Gonadotropins

    I. Introduction

    II. Luteinizing Hormone (LH, ICSH)

    III. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

    IV. Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG)

    V. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

    VI. Prolactin (Lactogenic Hormone; Mammotropin; Luteotropin; LTH)

    VII. Concluding Remarks


    5. Physiology of Gonadal Hormones and Related Synthetic Compounds

    I. Androgens

    II. Estrogens

    III. Progestogens

    IV. Relaxin


    6. The Biochemistry of Gonadal Hormones and Related Compounds

    I. Pregnenolone and Progesterone

    II. Androgens

    III. Estrogens


    7. Role of the Nervous System in Reproductive Processes

    I. Introduction

    II. Neural Substrates of Mating Behavior

    III. Regulation of the Secretion of Pituitary Gonadotropins by the Nervous System

    IV. Regulation of the Onset of Puberty by the Nervous System

    V. Effects of Hormones on Development and Differentiation of the Brain

    VI. Summary


    8. Oogenesis and Folliculogenesis

    I. General Characteristics of Female Gametogenesis

    II. Formation of Primordial Follicles: Oogenesis

    III. Formation of Preovulatory Follicles: Folliculogenesis

    IV. Importance of the Quantitative Production of Female Gametes


    9. The Estrous Cycle

    I. Introduction

    II. Puberty

    III. The Sexual Season

    IV. The Cycle

    V. Cyclic Changes in the Reproductive and Endocrine Organs

    VI. Hormonal Changes during the Estrous Cycle

    VII. Mechanisms Controlling the Estrous Cycle


    10. Spermatogenesis and Morphology of the Spermatozoon

    I. Introduction

    II. Description of the Spermatogenic and Seminiferous Epithehal Cycles

    III. The Cellular Elements of the Speramatogenic Cycle in Domestic Animals

    IV. The Sertoli Cells

    V. Establishment of Spermatogenesis in the Young Male

    VI. Duration of the Spermatogenic Processes

    VII. Control of Spermatogenesis


    11. Physiology of Semen and of the Male Reproductive Tract

    I. Introduction

    II. General: Composition and Properties of Semen and Secretions of Male Accessory Glands

    III. Species Characteristics


    12. Physiological Aspects of Artificial Insemination

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of Sexual Function

    III. Sperm Production

    IV. Libido and Semen Collection

    V. Semen Preservation

    VI. Insemination

    VII. Factors Affecting Fertility in Artificial Insemination


    13. Fertilization and Development of the Egg

    I. Maturation, Ovulation, and Transport of Eggs

    II. Transport of Spermatozoa

    III. Fertilization

    IV. Cleavage

    V. Maintenance of the Preimplantation Embryo


    14. Implantation, Development of the Fetus, and Fetal Membranes

    I. Introduction

    II. Anatomy of the Uterus

    III. Implantation

    IV. Growth of the Conceptus and Formation of the Placenta

    V. The Placenta and Ultrastructure of the Fetomaternal Junction

    VI. Fetal Nutrition and Growth

    VII. Chorioallantoic Anastomoses and Twinning

    VIII. Immunological Problems of Pregnancy


    15. Hormonal Mechanisms during Pregnancy and Parturition

    I. Introduction

    II. Hormonal Mechanisms in Pregnancy

    III. Hormonal Mechanisms in Parturition


    16. Mammary Growth and Lactation

    I. Introduction

    II. Morphogenesis and Development of the Mammary Gland

    III. Hormonal Requirements for Mammary Gland Development and Lactation

    IV. Milk Synthesis

    V. Milk Ejection


    17. Environmental Factors Affecting Reproduction

    I. Introduction

    II. The Role of Environmental Factors on Reproduction in Individual Species


    18. Nutritive Influences Upon Reproduction

    I. The Influence of Nutrition on the Development and Function of the Reproductive Organs

    II. Nutrition and Prenatal Development

    III. The Nutrient Requirement for Fetal Development in Cattle


    19. Infectious Diseases Influencing Reproduction

    I. Introduction

    II. Bacterial Infections

    III. Virus Infections

    IV. Protozoan Infections

    V. Pathological Responses of the Genital Organs to Miscellaneous Infections


    20. Sexual Behavior and Controlling Mechanisms in Domestic Birds and Mammals

    I. Introduction

    II. Domestic Birds

    III. Domestic Mammals

    IV. Role of Gonadal Hormones in Gontrolling Sexual Behavior

    V. Pharmacological Synchronization of Estrus in Domestic Mammals


    21. Reproduction in Domestic Fowl

    I. Introduction

    II. Sex Development

    III. The Female Reproductive System

    IV. The Male Reproductive System

    V. Reproduction


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 684
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263151

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H. H. Cole

P. T. Cupps

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