Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 10th Edition
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.
- 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.
- NEW! Extensive coverage of less-common domestic species prepares you to work with these animals in developing countries where they’re more common.
- NEW! Black and white images replaced with color pictures to optimize full-color design and demonstrate specific techniques.
- NEW! Additional international contributors provide you with a global, multi-faceted perspective on a variety of species.
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
David E. Noakes, BVet Med, PhD, FRCVS, DVRep, DipECAR, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, North Mymms, Hatfield, UK, Timothy J. Parkinson, BVSc, PhD, DBR, FRCVS, Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Science, Massey University, Palmerson North, New Zealand
Professor of Farm Animal Reproduction and Health and Gary C. W. England, BVetmed, PhD, FRCVS, CertVA, DVR, DVRep, DiplomatACT, Professor, Foundation Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine & Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK