Applied Animal Reproduction

Applied Animal Reproduction

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For sophomore to senior-level courses in Physiology of Reproduction in Farm Animals, and Applied Techniques in Reproduction; in Animal Science and Preveterinary departments. Also, for use in two-year agricultural curricula and short courses where previous experience is not assumed. Comprehensive, up-to-date, readable-and accessible to undergraduates new to the subject-this text offers unique coverage of both basic physiology as related to reproduction AND the application of physiology to the management of reproduction in livestock more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0131128310
  • 9780131128316

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Fresh and up-to-date, the sixth edition of Applied Animal Reproduction is perfect for anyone studying in the fields of animal science, dairy science, or pre-veterinary medicine. Providing a complete overview of animal reproductive processes, it is divided into five parts. Parts One and Two are designed to help the reader develop both the terminology needed to discuss reproductive problems associated with physiology of reproduction as well as understand the physiological processes controlling reproduction. Parts Three, Four, and Five emphasize the application of basic concepts to the management of reproduction in livestock. In fact, as the title suggests, this text is unique in the emphasis it places on the applied aspects of reproduction. The authors have successfully endeavored to retain the book's overall writing style. There has been some reorganization and substantial revision with three new chapters replacing two chapters from earlier editions. These chapters are Mating Behavior (Chapter 7), Synchronization of Estrus and Superovulation with Embryo Transfer (Chapter 18), and Reproductive Biotechnology (Chapter 19). Other new features of this edition are sections on hormone-like factors and other hormonal mediators, and methods for measuring reproductive hormones in Neuroendocrine and Endocrine Regulators of Reproduction (Chapter 4), immunological considerations during pregnancy in Gestation (Chapter 9), biosynthesis of milk in Lactation (Chapter 11), and Physiological, Toxicological, and Psychological Causes of Reproductive Failure (Chapter 25). Color plates representative of material covered in the book are found in two more

Table of contents

1. Introduction and Early History. ANATOMY, FUNCTION, AND REGULATION. 2. The Female Reproductive System. 3. The Male Reproductive System. 4. Neuroendocrine Regulators of Reproduction. REPRODUCTIVE PROCESSES. 5. The Estrous Cycle. 6. Spermatogenesis and Maturation of Spermatozoa. 7. Mating Behavior. 8. Ovigenesis and Fertilization. 9. Gestation. 10. Parturition and Postpartum Recovery. 11. Lactation. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION. 12. Introduction and History of Artificial Insemination. 13. Semen Collection. 14. Semen and Its Components. 15 Semen Evaluation. 16. Semen Processing, Storage, and Handling. 17. Insemination Techniques. MANAGEMENT FOR IMPROVED REPRODUCTION. 18. Synchronization of Estrus, and Superovulation and Embryo Transfer. 19. Reproductive Biotechnology. 20. Reproductive Management. 21. Pregnancy Diagnosis. 22. Environmental Management. 23. Nutritional Management. CAUSES OF REPRODUCTIVE FAILURE. 24. Anatomical and Inherited Causes of Reproductive Failure. 25. Physiological and Psychological Causes of Reproductive Failure. 26. Infectious Diseases That Cause Reproductive Failure. more

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