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.
- Full-color illustrations make important information more readily available and provide more accurate representations of actual clinical appearance.
- Each chapter begins with frequently asked questions and answers, offering quick and easy access to key information.
- Each chapter ends with a Test Your Understanding section that encourages readers to review what they have just read and apply it to real-life situations.
- A first aid appendix offers quick access to information related to various emergencies, including what could have caused it, and how to handle the situation.
- An appendix covering common problems seen in dogs lists symptoms associated with each problem, the possible causes, and how frequently the problem occurs.
PART ONE: NUTRITION AND BASIC SCIENCES
Fats / Protein / Carbohydrates
Vitamins / Minerals
Types of food
Homemade (cooked versus raw)
Specific feeding regimens
Feeding during pregnancy / lactation
Feeding orphan puppies
Routes of administration
Absorption / Distribution / Excretion
Classes of drugs
Types of organisms
Culture samples and techniques
Worms (rounds, hooks, whips, tapes, etc)
Protozoa (giardia, coccidia)
Cell-mediated versus humoral
Types of hormones
Control of hormone secretion
Endocrine tissues and their products
Fertilization / Implantation / Placentation
PART TWO: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE BITCH
8. Anatomy and reproductive physiology of the bitch
Embryology and anatomy of the female reproductive tract
The estrous cycle
9. Breeding management
Ovulation and Ovulation timing
Physiology of pregnancy
11. Estrus suppression and contraception / Pregnancy termination
Estrus suppression and contraception
Medical estrus suppression
12. Parturition and dystocia
Physical examination and labwork
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- © Saunders 2006
- 8th December 2005
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Clinical Specialist in Small Animal Reproduction, University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital, St. Paul, MN