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Manual of Equine Reproduction / Edition 2

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Overview

Written by acknowledged experts in the field, this authoritative text presents a comprehensive overview of reproductive management of horses, including management of stallions, pregnant mares, and neonatal foals. Discussions are concise and practical, with detailed information on techniques used in reproductive examination, breeding procedures, pregnancy diagnosis, foaling, and reproductive tract surgery. This outstanding 2nd edition features a new chapter on the use of breeding records to evaluate stallion fertility and improve management of breeding stallions. High-quality photographs and line drawings, many new to this edition, clearly depict procedures.

New to the second edition!
All chapters have been updated to present the latest information on every subject, including:
* Discussion of the use of GnRH-analog deslorelin (Ovuplant) to hasten ovulation
* Aseptic technique for endometrial biopsy
* Use of transabdominal ultrasonography, especially in early pregnancy
* Determination of fetal gender by transrectal ultrasonography
* Causes and treatment of uterine rupture
* New sepsis scoring system to accurately predict sepsis
* Ground semen collection procedure described and illustrated ¡V using an artificial vagina
* Ultrasound techniques used to detect intratesticular masses, evaluate accessory genital glands, explore for undescended testis, and confirm secretions from the prostate, ampullae, and ductus deferens
* Aspiration testicular biopsy using a spring-loaded biopsy instrument
* New containers for transporting cooled semen through airport security with heightened radiation exposure
* New technique for castration that involves removing the bottom of the scrotum to provide better drainage results and fewer complications
* New section on laparoscopic castration
* Procedure for treating hematuria in geldings
* Procedure for surgical embryo transfer
And a whole lot more!

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Douglas E. Hutchens
This manual includes chapters on all aspects of equinereproduction including, but not limited to, anatomy, endocrinology,physiology, surgery, neonatal management, breeding soundnessexaminations, postparturient disease, artificial insemination, andembryo transfer. At the conclusion of each chapter, a briefbibliography is presented. The purpose is to provide the veterinarystudent with a guide through a course in equine theriogenology. Theintended audience is both equine clinicians and veterinarystudents. Each chapter lists important learning objectives along withappropriate study questions to help guide the student or veterinarian. Chapter 3 describes various protocols for manipulation of the estrouscycle in the mare to help maximize reproductive efficiency. Also, thetable of hormones commonly used in brood mare practice would be anexcellent addition to any formulary used by an equine veterinarian orstudent. This manual is an excellent guide for both practitioners andveterinary students. The chapters are concise but complete in guidingthe clinician or student through all of the common procedures performedin equine reproduction. The format of the text is very user friendly. The chapters concerning artificial insemination, semen preservation,and embryo transfer will be very beneficial to the veterinarian notfamiliar with these procedures, since there is a growing need forclinicians capable of utilizing these techniques. Also, the learningobjectives and study questions help focus the veterinary student on thesalient points of each chapter.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Douglas E. Hutchens, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This manual includes chapters on all aspects of equine reproduction including, but not limited to, anatomy, endocrinology, physiology, surgery, neonatal management, breeding soundness examinations, postparturient disease, artificial insemination, and embryo transfer. At the conclusion of each chapter, a brief bibliography is presented.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the veterinary student with a guide through a course in equine theriogenology.
Audience: The intended audience is both equine clinicians and veterinary students.
Features: Each chapter lists important learning objectives along with appropriate study questions to help guide the student or veterinarian. Chapter 3 describes various protocols for manipulation of the estrous cycle in the mare to help maximize reproductive efficiency. Also, the table of hormones commonly used in brood mare practice would be an excellent addition to any formulary used by an equine veterinarian or student.
Assessment: This manual is an excellent guide for both practitioners and veterinary students. The chapters are concise but complete in guiding the clinician or student through all of the common procedures performed in equine reproduction. The format of the text is very user friendly. The chapters concerning artificial insemination, semen preservation, and embryo transfer will be very beneficial to the veterinarian not familiar with these procedures, since there is a growing need for clinicians capable of utilizing these techniques. Also, the learning objectives and study questions help focus the veterinary student on the salient points of each chapter.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323017138
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

• Reproductive Anatomy of the Mare
• Reproductive Anatomy of the Stallion
• Management of Estrual Mares
• Breeding Soundness Examination in Mares
• Transrectal Ultrasonography in Broodmare Practice
• Endometritis
• Pregnancy: Physiology and Diagnosis
• Fetal Loss
• Management of Pregnant and Postpartum Mares
• Dystocia and Postpartum Disease
• Management of Neonatal Foals
• Breeding Soundness Examination of the Stallion
• Semen Collection and Artificial Insemination
• Semen Preservation
• Reproductive Tract Surgery in Mares
• Reproductive Tract Surgery in Stallions
• Embryo Transfer
• Evaluation of Breeding Records

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

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    This book is a 'must have' for vet students who are interested in equine repro and I have seen it on the shelf of many equine clinicians. The downside: it falls apart days after purchase. So, for anybody who wants to add this to their library in a barn or on the vet truck - forget it or think of some way to preserve the book before all pages fall out on you.

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