Veterinary Reproduction & Obstetrics

Veterinary Reproduction & Obstetrics

10th Edition - October 30, 2018

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  • Editors: David Noakes, Timothy Parkinson, Gary England
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702072383
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702072338

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As the standard theriogenology text for veterinary students, Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics is also a great reference to keep post-graduation. The 10th edition of this book has been thoroughly updated to include normal reproduction and reproductive disorders, as well as diseases in the common and less common domestic species (dogs, cats, pigs, and horses as well as llamas, alpacas, and camels). This sorely needed information is vital for practicing in underdeveloped countries which lack the technology, equipment, and personnel offered in the U.S. With many international contributing authors, this one-of-a-kind text includes developments in reproductive biology and endocrinology from across the globe.

Key Features

  • Only textbook covering all major domestic mammalian species ensures you get consistent, authoritative advice on all species that experience challenges related to reproduction and obstetrics.
  • Only book available that covers all aspects of theriogenology in all major domestic mammalian species recognizes the importance of species from every inch of the globe.
  • A practical, clinical approach to the content provides you with the instruction you need to improve your clinical proficiency.
  • Comparative aspects of theriogenology and obstetrics helps you to see beyond your species of immediate interest, and broaden your scope of knowledge and understanding of the discipline.
  • Consistent leadership of David Noakes through nine previous editions makes this the most highly regarded text worldwide in this genre.

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Basic Physiology
    1. Reproductive physiology of female animals
    2. Reproductive physiology of male animals
    3. Puberty and Seasonality
    4. Fertilisation and development of the conceptus
    5. Pregnancy and its diagnosis
    6. Partution and care of the newborn
    7. Physiology of the puerperium
    8. Pharmacological agents in the control of reproduction

    Section II: Gestation and Pathology of Gestation
    9. Abnormalities of development and pregnancy
    10. Prolapse of vagina, cervix and rectum

    Section III: Obstetrics and surgery of the reproductive system
    11. Approach to an obstetrical case
    12. Prevalence, causes and consequences of dystocia
    13. Maternal dystocia: causes and treatment
    14. Fetal dystocia in livestock: delivery per vaginam
    15. Defects of presentation, position and posture in livestock; delivery by foetotomy
    16. Defects of presentation, position and posture in livestock; delivery by caesarean section
    17. Dystocia and disoders of pregnancy in pigs
    18. Manipulative delivery per vaginam in dogs and cats
    19. Caesarean section in dogs and cats
    20. Injuries and diseases consequent upon partutition
    21. Castration and cryptorchid surgery

    Section IV: Subfertility
    22. Infertility in the cow due to functional and management deficiencies
    23. The metritis complex in cattle
    24. Specific infectious diseases causing infertility and subfertility in cattle
    25. Veterinary control of herd fertility in intensively-managed dairy herds
    26. Veterinary control of herd fertility in pastoral dairy herds
    27. Veterinary control of reproduction in beef herds 
    28. Fertility and infertility in Bos indicus
    29. Infertility and abortion in sheep and goats
    30. Management of breeding in small-scale poultry production
    31. Equine infertility and stud medicine practice
    32. Infertility in the pig and the control of pig herd fertility
    33. Infertility in the bitch and queen
    34. Pharmacological control of reproduction in the dog and cat

    Section V: Male animal
    35. Evaluation of the fertility of breeding males
    36. Abnormalities affecting reproductive function of male animals

    Section VI: Less common domestic species
    37. Old and New World camelids
    38. Buffalo and related species
    39. Deer
    40. Laboratory and pet rodents and lagomorphs
    41. Veterinary control of reproduction in rodent colonies
    42. Asian Elephant

    Section VII: Assisted Reproduction
    43. Artificial Insemination
    44. Embryo transfer

Product details

  • No. of pages: 848
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders Ltd. 2018
  • Published: October 30, 2018
  • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702072383
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702072338

About the Editors

David Noakes

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Veterinary College, University of London, North Mymms, Hatfield, UK

Timothy Parkinson

Timothy Parkinson BVSc, DBR, DipECAR, MEd, PhD, FRCVS is a Registered Specialist (RCVS) in veterinary reproduction (cattle and sheep). He has recently retired as the Professor of Farm Animal Reproduction & Health, Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Science, Massey University, Palmerson North, New Zealand Professor of Farm Animal Reproduction and Health

Gary England

Professor England is the Foundation Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and is Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is recognised as a Specialist in Veterinary Reproduction by the Royal College and the European College of Animal Reproduction. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and a Visiting Professor at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. Professor England was instrumental in developing a new veterinary curriculum at the University of Nottingham and is an advocate of innovation in teaching, learning and assessment. Professor England's research interests are reproductive biology (particularly the interaction between sperm and the female reproductive tract, and the effect of environmental chemicals on fertility), canine behaviour (predominantly epidemiological modelling of behavioural tests) and colic in horses (he is part of the Nottingham Equine Colic Project Group which generates new evidence and recommendations on the recognition and assessment of colic and in collaboration with the British Horse Society produces the 'React now to beat colic' campaign).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Foundation Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine & Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK

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