Description

A unique feature of this book is the focus on large, domestic animals. Previous editions were considered the "Bible" of reproductive physiology. It covers basic, large animal reproductive physiology, provides species-specific information and is suitable as a textbook for upper-division courses.

Readership

Advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in animal science and endocrinology.

Table of Contents

Role of the Nervous System in Reproduction. Gonadotropins. Biochemistry and Physiology of the Gonadal Hormones. Folliculogenesis. Spermatogenesis. Male Reproductive Organs and Semen. Artificial Insemination. Fertilization, Early Development, and Embryo Transfer. The Development of the Conceptus and Its Relationship to the Uterus. Hormonal Mechanisms in Pregnancy and Parturition. Mammary Gland Development and Lactation. Reproduction in Horses. Reproduction in Cattle. Reproduction in the Pig. Reproduction in the Sheep and Goat. Reproduction in the Dog and Cat. Reproduction in Poultry. Nutritional Influences on Reproduction. Genetic Variation and Improvement in Reproduction. Influence of Infectious Diseases on Reproduction. Each chapter includes references. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
670
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1990
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780121965754
Electronic ISBN:
9780080571096

Reviews

@qu:"This book is highly recommended especially to academicians and theriogenologists." @source:--JOURNAL OF AMERICAN VETERINARY ASSOCIATION