Canine and Feline Theriogenology / Edition 1

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CANINE AND FELINE THERIOGENOLOGY is the only comprehensive, up-to-date textbook on small animal reproduction available. Veterinary management of normal reproduction and reproductive disorders in the male and female dog and cat are covered in detail, including such topics as sexual differentiation and normal anatomy, breeding management, use of chilled and frozen semen, pregnancy and parturition, neonatal care, clinical approach to infertility, and diseases of each of the reproductive organs. Some chapters address the pet overpopulation problem in the United States and approaches to population control in these species. This book is an invaluable resource to veterinarians, veterinary students, and others interested in companion animal reproduction.

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Reviewer: Marcella D Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This textbook of reproductive physiology and medicine of dogs and cats details normal reproductive physiology and behavior as well as reproductive disorders in the male and female of both species.
Purpose: This comprehensive reference for feline and canine reproduction also serves as an atlas of normal and abnormal reproductive structures, cytology, and diagnostic techniques through the use of numerous diagrams and black-and-white and color plates.
Audience: The book is directed to small animal veterinarians and advanced veterinary students engaged in the study and management of reproductive function and dysfunction in small animal patients. It is particularly useful for veterinarians involved in the management of breeding programs or care of individual animals used for breeding purposes.
Features: Each of the book's four sections (one for the male and female of both species) begins with chapters describing normal structure, function, and management followed by chapters detailing specific reproductive abnormalities. A chapter reviewing physiology and medical considerations of neonatal pups is presented in the section covering the female dog; brief coverage of neonatal kitten care appears within the chapter on the postpartum period in the cat. Techniques for evaluating reproductive function in dogs and cats are particularly well described, and exceptional illustrations and charts that clearly demonstrate the concepts are abundant throughout all chapters. The book concludes with an appended "Guide to Congenital Defects of Dogs" and a comprehensive index of text, tables and figures. The great merit of this book is that it provides in a single source a thorough and in-depth presentation of canine and feline theriogenology and a comprehensive compilation of pertinent information not readily available elsewhere. Although color plates would be visually more pleasing, the black-and-white plates fully demonstrate the concepts and help to limit cost of the book, which is most reasonably priced.
Assessment: This welcome resource fills a long-standing void in the veterinary literature by providing a small animal theriogenology book that is in-depth and comprehensive as well as practical. It far surpasses other references on the subject of small animal reproduction, which are either oriented principally toward endocrinology, addressing canine and feline reproduction as an extension of that discipline, or are principally clinical, focusing on practical application and largely ignoring consideration of its scientific basis. This book is far ahead of the field in its depth, thoroughness, and clinical usefulness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721656076
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/12/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

I. The Bitch
1. Sexual Differentiation and Normal Anatomy of the Bitch
2. The Estrous Cycle
3. Vaginal Cytology
4. Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination of the Bitch
5. Canine Pregnancy
6. Canine Parturition: Eutocia and Dystocia
7. Periparturient Disorders in the Bitch
8. The Neonate: Birth to Weaning
9. Prevention and Termination of Canine Pregnancy
10. Disorders of the Canine Ovary
11. Disorders of the Canine Uterus and Uterine Tubes (Oviducts)
12. Disorders of the Canine Vagina, Vestibule, and Vulva
13. Disorders of the Mammary Glands of the Bitch
14. Clinical Approach to Infertility in the Bitch

II. The Dog
15. Sexual Differentiation and Normal Anatomy o f the Dog
16. Semen Collection, Evaluation, and Preservation
17. Prevention of Fertility in the Male Dog
18. Disorders of the Canine Testes and Epididymides
19. Disorders of the Canine Scrotum
20. Disorders of the Canine Prostate
21. Disorders of the Canine Penis and Prepuce
22. Disorders of the Mammary Gland of the Male Dog
23. Clinical Approach to Infertility in the Male

III. The Queen
24. Sexual Differentiation and Normal Anatomy of the Queen
25. The Feline Estrous Cycle
26. Breeding Management, Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, and Embryo Transfer in the Queen
27. Feline Pregnancy
28. Feline Parturition
29. The Postpartum Period in the Cat
30. Prevention and Termination of Feline Pregnancy
31. Disorders of the Feline Ovary
32. Disorders of the Feline Uterus and Uterine Tubes (Oviducts)
33. Disorders of the Feline Vagina, Vestibule, and Vulva
34. Disorders of the Mammary Glands of the Queen
35. Clinical Approach to the Complaint of Infertility in the Queen

IV. The Tom
36. Sexual Differentiation and Normal Anatomy o f the Tom Cat
16. Semen Collection and Evaluation in the Cat
17. Prevention of Fertility in the Tom Cat
18. Disorders of the Feline Testes and Epididymides
20. Disorders of the Feline Prostate and Bulbourethral Gland
21. Disorders of the Feline Penis and Prepuce
22. Disorders of the Male Mammary Gland in the Cat
23. Clinical Approach to the Complaint of Infertility in the Cat

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