The Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer of Dairy and Beef Cattle Including Information Pertaining to Goats, Sheep, Horses, Swine and Other Animals

The Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer of Dairy and Beef Cattle Including Information Pertaining to Goats, Sheep, Horses, Swine and Other Animals : A Handbook and Laboratory Manual for Students Herd Operators and Persons Involved in Genetic Development

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For courses in Reproduction and Genetics. This book may be used as a supplemental lab manual or as a stand-along handbook and provides basic information on reproduction and the practice of artificial insemination (AI). It also includes an overview of embryo transfer (ET) and recent developments in biotechnology applicable to cattle. Artificial insemination of dairy goats and sheep and methods for genetic improvement are covered in detail.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 218.44 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 0131122789
  • 9780131122789
  • 1,014,924

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The only comprehensive handbook and laboratory manual providing a practical guide for AI personnel, insemination training students, producers, college and high school students, and other persons involved in the genetic improvement of farm animals, this text serves as both a "must have" reference and a practical "how-to" guide. Features Include: Updated basic information on artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) in livestock An overview of AI's role in the improvement of livestock, semen evaluation (including collection and preservation techniques), insemination techniques, disease control, pregnancy determination, breeding problems, and embryo transfer A comprehensive review of sire selection, bull health and management, and opportunities within the AI industry Description of artificial insemination in dairy goats and other farm animals Current status of cloningshow more

About Jere R. Mitchell

Jere R. Mitchell is Service Director for Certified Semen Services (CSS) and Technical Director for the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB). He conducts the national service program for the AI industry to review and audit semen production practices of participants and provides technical support to NAAB. He works closely with various NAAB committees and, in consultation with the Research Committee, coordinates the NAAB Research Program. Mitchell earned his B.S. in animal science from Kansas State University and his M.S. in dairy science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and undertook advanced studies at Penn State University, where he was also an instructor in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science. Mitchell served for two years in the U.S. Army. Prior to joining CSS/NAAB in 1988, Mitchell worked in technical and research areas for various organizations in the AI industry. He has authored or co-authored several research publications. Mitchell is a member of the American Dairy Science Association and a member of the American Society of Animal Science and he is an associate member of The Society for Theriogenology. He is a native of Cortland, New York. Mitchell and his wife, Becky, are the parents of two grown sons, Jefferson and Wil. Dr. Gordon A. Doak, a native of Missouri, grew up on a diversified dairy farm. He received his M.S. in dairy husbandry and his Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Missouri in 1970 and 1974, respectively. Following two years of post-doctoral studies, he began work with NAAB and CSS in August 1976. As NAAB Technical Director, he worked with the technical and research aspects of NAAB. Simultaneously he served as CSS Service Director, administering the programs of NAAB's subsidiary, Certified Semen Services. During his tenure at NAAB, he has worked closely with many standing committees and provided support in the technical and international areas. Dr. Doak became President of NAAB/CSS on January 1, 1988. In this position he works closely with the Board of Directors of NAAB and CSS in formulation of objectives, goals, and policies, and he administers the association's programs and activities. He provides liaison between the Board of Directors, committees of the association, the membership, and allied industry groups. He has served on many industry committees, including NCDHIP Policy Board, NDHIA Quality Certification Committee, U.S. Dairy Genetics Council, Foreign Agriculture Service's Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Livestock and Livestock Products, Joint Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding, and U.S. Livestock Genetics Export. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association, the American Society of Animal Science, and the American Society of Association Executives.show more

Table of contents

I. THE ROLE OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION AND REPRODUCTION IN LIVESTOCK IMPROVEMENT. 1. Advantages and Consideration of AI. 2. Status and Development of AI in the United States. 3. Basic Genetics of Cattle Breeding. 4. Reproductive Organs of the Cow and Their Functions. 5. Reproductive Organs of the Bull and Their Functions. 6. Collection of Semen From the Bull. II. SEMEN EVALUATION; EXTENDERS (PROCESSING); FROZEN SEMEN; CUSTOM COLLECTION. 7. Evaluation of Semen-General Consideration. 8. Evaluation of Semen-Appearance and Viability. 9. Evaluation of Semen-Enumeration of Spermatozoa. 10. Evaluation of Semen-Live/Dead (Vital) Staining. 11. Evaluation of Semen-Morphology. 12. Evaluation of Semen-Other Measurements. 13. Extenders and Extension of Semen. 14. Frozen Semen; Cryogenic Storage; Transportation; Handling. 15. Custom Freezing of Semen. III. INSEMINATION OF DAIRY & BEEF CATTLE; INSEMINATION TRAINING; PREGNANCY DETERMINATION & REPRODUCTION PROBLEMS. 16. How to Inseminate Cattle-Techniques. 17. AI of Beef Cattle; Controlled Estrus-Beef and Dairy. 18. Direct Herd Service and Herdsman-Inseminator Training. 19. Pregnancy Determination in the Cow. 20. Reproductive Efficiency-Breeding Problems-Conception Rates. 21. ET and Related Practices. IV. SIRE SELECTION; BULL HEALTH MANAGEMENT; AI ORGANIZATIONS; EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. 22. Selection of Sires for AI Use. 23. Bull Management and Care. 24. Health Requirements for Sires in AI Use. 25. The AI Business-Organizations. 26. Records, Accounting and Regulations-Concerns in Operating an AI Business. 27. Career Opportunities in the AI Industry. V. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION OF DAIRY GOATS AND OTHER FARM ANIMALS. 28. AI of Dairy Goats and Sheep. 29. AI of Other Farm Animals and Additional Species. Appendixes. Appendix A: NAAB Uniform Coding System for Identifying Semen. Appendix B: NAAB Uniform Breed Codes. Appendix C: Manufacturers/Suppliers of AI and ET Equipment and Related Products. Appendix D: U.S. Businesses That Sell Semen and AI Service and, in Some Cases, Provide Custom Freezing and Embryo Transfer. Appendix E: Gestation Table for Cattle. Appendix F: Stud Code Numbers Assigned. Appendix G: CSS Guidelines for Artificial Insemination Center (AIC) Management Practices. Appendix H: The Breeder's Guide to Certified Semen Services.show more