Dog breeding, whelping and puppy care
Dog breeding, whelping and puppy care
1st ed., 340 pages, 20 ill., John Wiley & Sons, November 2012
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A practical and up-to-date guide to canine reproduction for dog breeders, veterinary students and veterinary surgeons. Written in an easy-to-use style and presented in a practically useful format with clear illustrations. The information is supported by references from the author’s published work and his wealth of clinical experience to form the important authoritative text in this field. A vital aid to those seeking an understanding of normal and abnormal reproduction as well as common reproductive techniques.

Preface iv
Section 1: Breeding, Reproduction and Care of the Normal Animal 1
1 Care of the Juvenile, Genetics and Planning of Breeding 3
2 Anatomy of the Female 19
3 Physiology of the Female 28
4 Endocrinology of the Female 35
5 Clinical Examination of the Female 41
6 Anatomy of the Male 64
7 Physiology of the Male 69
8 Endocrinology of the Male 74
9 Normal Mating 77
10 Clinical Examination of the Male 83
11 Fertilization and the Optimal Breeding Time 109
12 Pregnancy and Lactation 120
13 Pregnancy Diagnosis 128
14 Normal Whelping 137
15 Care of Neonatal Puppies 148
Section 2: Abnormalities of Reproduction and the Perinatal Period 155
16 Abnormalities of the Female 157
17 Abnormalities of the Male 178
18 Intersex Animals 205
19 Abnormal Female Physiology and Endocrinology 209
20 Abnormal Male Physiology and Endocrinology 218
21 Abnormal Pregnancy 223
22 Abnormal Parturition and Problems After Whelping 232
23 Care of the Sick Neonate 246
24 Approach to Infertility Cases 254
Section 3: Control of Reproduction and Reproductive Technologies 265
25 Hormonal Contraception 267
26 Surgical Neutering 279
27 Pharmacological Control of Reproduction 287
28 Reproductive Biotechnology 315
Index 329

Gary England is a veterinarian specialising in animal reproduction who has worked in clinical practice and research of dog breeding for 25 years. He is Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction at the University of Nottingham and has published more than 100 scientific articles and numerous book chapters and reviews in the area. He is Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology and the European College of Animal Reproduction, as well as being an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Reproduction. Drawing on his extensive research and clinical experience, this book represents his view of the subject area, and includes references to his own peer-reviewed publications demonstrating the impact of his contribution to the field.

Item Code: OSTET18
ISBN: 9780470673133
Weigth: 620 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: Obstetrics/Gynaecology
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