The Dog Breeder's Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management

1st Edition

Authors: Margaret Root Kustritz
Paperback ISBN: 9781416031390
eBook ISBN: 9781437710847
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th December 2005
Page Count: 512

Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: NUTRITION AND BASIC SCIENCES
1. Nutrition
Basic nutrition
Fats / Protein / Carbohydrates
Vitamins / Minerals
Types of food
Commercial
Homemade (cooked versus raw)
Specific feeding regimens
Feeding during pregnancy / lactation
Feeding orphan puppies
Supplements
2. Pharmacology
General pharmacology
Routes of administration
Absorption / Distribution / Excretion
Classes of drugs
Antibiotics
Anesthetics
Anti-parasitic agents
Hormonal therapies
3. Microbiology
Types of organisms
Bacteria
Viruses
Fungi
Miscellaneous
Culture samples and techniques
4. Parasitology
Internal parasites
Worms (rounds, hooks, whips, tapes, etc)
Protozoa (giardia, coccidia)
Heartworm
External parasites
Fleas
Ticks
5. Immunology
General immunology
Cell-mediated versus humoral
Vaccination
6. Endocrinology
General endocrinology
Types of hormones
Hormone assays
Control of hormone secretion
Endocrine tissues and their products
7. Embryology
Fertilization / Implantation / Placentation
General embryology
Folliculogenesis
Spermatogenesis
PART TWO: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE BITCH
8. Anatomy and reproductive physiology of the bitch
Embryology and anatomy of the female reproductive tract
Puberty
The estrous cycle
9. Breeding management
Vaginal cytology
Ovulation and Ovulation timing
Hormone assays
Vaginoscopy
10. Pregnancy
Pregnancy diagnosis
Physiology of pregnancy
Pregnancy loss
11. Estrus suppression and contraception / Pregnancy termination
Estrus suppression and contraception
Ovariohysterectomy
Medical estrus suppression
Pregnancy termination
12. Parturition and dystocia
Parturition
Dystocia
13. Neonatology
Physical examination and labwork
Early

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437710847
Paperback ISBN:
9781416031390

About the Author

Margaret Root Kustritz

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Specialist in Small Animal Reproduction, University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital, St. Paul, MN