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Veterinary Reproductive Biology of Domestic and Laboratory Animals includes all biological aspects of the reproduction of domestic and laboratory animals, including the dog, cat, pig, large and small ruminants, horse, mouse, rat and rabbit. Organized in two sections, section one covers the domestic animals and section two covers laboratory animals. Written by a team of international experts, each species is discussed in turn and specific information is provided on developmental anatomy, anatomy, histology, histochemistry, histoenzymology, physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, electron microscopy, endoscopy, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, radiology, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography, and nuclear cloning. This unique reference book addresses in detail the most common areas of animal reproduction and will cover classic as well as modern aspects, including artificial insemination, embryo transfer, biotechnology, animal cloning, and other relevant modern topics in animal reproduction. Illustrated copiously with hundreds of original drawings, radiographs, electron microscope images, histologic images, MRI and CT-scan images, and endoscopic images illustrate the book, Veterinary Reproductive Biology of Domestic and Laboratory Animals is the premier reference on the subject of reproduction of animal species.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Comparative Reproductive Biology fills a niche that has not been filled in many years. It provides broad as well as specific information for the field of reproduction; this information is founded in anatomy and expanded to assisted reproductive technology." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, March 2009)

“Fortunate collaboration of authors with complimentary backgrounds… The book contains numerous beautiful and highly detailed hand drawn illustrations of comparative anatomy and placentation. Despite [the] broad approach, there is an abundance of detailed information in many chapers that can be difficult to find in one place.... an essential reference for veterinarians, graduate students, and scientists working or teaching in the field.” - Interface

“It clearly acheives [its] goal, particularly with its chapters on the different types of assisted reproductive technology. Overall, [this book] will serve as a useful resource for veterinary institutions and research facilities.” - Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

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Reviewer: Sherrie Gayle Clark, DVM, MS, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book compares the reproductive physiology and biology of reproductive systems of a variety of species. It describes normal physiology and how it is used in many of the assisted reproductive technologies.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a reference for a vast audience of scientists and students in the field of reproduction that fills in the gaps of other publications. This book succeeds in covering what many other books don't without restating what they have already covered.
Audience: The audience for this book is large and includes graduate students, residents, veterinarians, animal scientists, and other professionals in the field of animal reproduction. This will be an excellent reference for students of any age who are working in the field of animal reproduction.
Features: The book covers a wife variety of topics from developmental biology through anatomy to histology and cellular biology of the reproductive organs. The text is enhanced by the color plates after the histology section, enabling readers to truly understand the physiology and cellular makeup of the tissues with which they will work and use in their assisted reproductive technique such as embryo transfer, IVF, cryopreservation, and nuclear transfer. The only disappointment is the lack of images in the section on pregnancy diagnosis in swine.
Assessment: I will ask students in the veterinary curriculum to read parts of this book to complement other reading assignments, while this will be a cover-to-cover read for my residents as they prepare for their specially board examination in theriogenology. This will rank almost as high as Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition by Senger (Current Conceptions, 2005).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813815541
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Heide Schatten, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is well published in the areas of cytoskeletal regulation in somatic and reproductive cells and on cytoskeletal abnormalities in cells affected by disease, cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology, reproductive biology, developmental biology, microbiology, space biology, and microscopy. A member of the American Society for Cell Biology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Microscopy Society of America, and American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology, she has received numerous awards including grant awards from NSF, NIH, and NASA.

Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, DVM, PhD, Drhc, is Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Medical Illustrator at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is a member of the American, European and World Associations of Veterinary Anatomists and also author of more than 380 publications, including Clinical Anatomy for Small Animal Practitioners (Blackwell, 2002) translated in three languages. During his career of over 50 years, he has been honored by numerous invited presentations, awards, diplomas and certificates of recognition.

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Table of Contents

1. Developmental Anatomy of Reproductive Organs.

2. Anatomy of Reproductive Organs|.

3.1. Introduction to Histology, Cellular and Molecular Biology.

3.2. Overview of Male Reproductive Organs.

3.3. Comparative Histology and Subcellular Structures of Mammalian Spermatogenesis and.


3.4. Overview of Female Reproductive Organs.

3.5. Fertilization.

4. Comparative Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals.

5. Transgenic Animals.

6. Gender Selection in Mammalian Semen and Pre-implantation Embryos.

7. Artificial Insemination.

8. Embryo Transfer and In Vitro Fertilization.

9. The Comparative Cryobiology of Preimplantation Embryos from Domestic Animals.

10. Animal Cloning.

11. Introductory Chapter on Comparative Placentation.

12. Comparative Placentation.

13.1. Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Mare.

13.2. Bovine Pregnancy Diagnosis.

13.3. Pregnancy Diagnosis in Swine.

13.4. Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Ewe.

13.5. Canine and Feline Pregnancy Diagnosis.

14. Ultrasonography in Small Ruminant Reproduction

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