Animal Breeding and Infertility

The Art & Science of Breeding Farm Animals, Goats & Horses at the edge of the 21st Century!

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Contents

  1. Genetic Considerations in Animal Breeding Pidduck
  2. Cytogenetics Long
  3. Reproductive Endocrinology and Pharmacology Dobson
  4. Cattle Breeding and Infertility Hartigan
  5. Goat Breeding and Infertility Bretzlaff
  6. Equine Fertility and Infertility Stoneham
  7. Pig Breeding and Infertility Meredith
  8. Sheep Breeding and Infertility Williams
  9. Biotechnology in Animal Breeding Powell & Wilmut

 

 

 


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1.GENETIC CONSIDERATIONS IN ANIMAL BREEDING

by Heather G. Pidduck B.Sc., Ph.D.
Veterinary Geneticist, Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

Chapter sub-sections:

The aims of animal breeding
Methods of identification of the best breeding stock
Choice of breeding method
Chapter summary and future prospects in animal breeding

 

 


2.CYTOGENETICS (chromosome analysis)

by Susan E. Long BVMS, Ph.D., MRCVS.
Cytogenetic & Reproduction Unit, Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol.

Chapter sub-sections:

Methods of chromosome examination
Chromosome identification
Types of chromosome abnormalities
Chromosome abnormalities in domestic animals

 

 


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3.REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY

by Prof. Hilary Dobson, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Veterinary Clinical Science and Animal Husbandry, University of Liverpool.

Chapter sub-sections:

Introduction
Hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad interactions
The male
The non-pregnant female
The pregnant female
Postpartum period
A final word of warning!

 

 


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4.CATTLE BREEDING AND INFERTILITY

by Dr. P. J. Hartigan M.A., B.Sc.(Vet), M.V.M., Ph.D., MRCVS.
Department of Physiology, University of Dublin, Ireland.

Chapter sub-sections:

Reproductive record systems
Examination of the female reproductive tract
Examination of the bull
The physiology and pathology of puberty
The oestrous cycle
Pharmacological regulation of the oestrous cycle
Mating
Pregnancy
Parturition
The postpartum period
Investigation of the individual infertile cow

 

 


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5.GOAT BREEDING AND INFERTILITY

by Katherine Bretzlaff, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Dept. of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Texas Veterinary Medical Center, U.S.A.

Chapter sub-sections:

Breeding systems
Puberty
Selection of breeding animals
Management of breeding animals
Planning a breeding programme
Oestrus
Mating behaviour
Mating supervision
Pregnancy
Pregnancy diagnosis
Prenatal losses
Parturition
Puerperium
Neonates
Breeding records
Breeding performance
Clinical examination of the male
Clinical examination of the female
Infertility of individual females
Infertility of individual males
Group infertility

 

 


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6.EQUINE FERTILITY AND INFERTILITY

by Sarah J. Stoneham, B.V.Sc., CertESM, MRCVS.
Beaufort Cottage Stables, Newmarket, U.K.

Chapter sub-sections:

The non-pregnant mare
The pregnant mare
The barren mare
Early embryonic /foetal death
Abortion
Venereal diseases of stallions and mares
The stallion
Artificial insemination
Embryo transfer
Drug appendix

 

 


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7.PIG BREEDING AND INFERTILITY

by M. J. Meredith, M.A., B.Sc., B.Vet.Med., Ph.D., MRCVS.
Dept. of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Chapter sub-sections:

REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
Puberty
Oestrus and Ovulation
Mating & Conception
Pregnancy
Parturition
Lactation and weaning
MANAGEMENT OF BREEDING
Gilts
Detection of oestrus
Boars
Conception
Pregnancy
Farrowing
Care of newborn piglets
Lactation
Weaning
PLANNING A BREEDING PROGRAMME
Batch breeding
Control of breeding
BREEDING PERFORMANCE
Recording performance
Monitoring performance
Improving performance
Clinical examination of boars
Clinical examination of females
BREEDING PROBLEMS
General approach
Delayed puberty
Dyspareunia
Service success rate problems
Vulval discharges
Abortion
Low total piglets born per litter
Mummification of fetuses
Stillbirths
Post-weaning anoestrus
Boar infertility
SPECIFIC DISEASES
Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD)
Brucellosis
Encephalomyocarditis virus infection (EMCV)
Japanese encephalitis (JE)
Leptospirosis
Mycotoxicosis
Porcine enteroviruses
Porcine parvovirus (PPV)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)
Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease)
SMEDI syndrome
BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 


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8.SHEEP BREEDING AND INFERTILITY

by H. Ll. Williams, B.Sc.(Agric), M.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.Ag.S.
Dept. of Animal Health, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

Chapter sub-sections:

Systems of sheep production
Selection of breeding stock
Puberty
The management of breeding animals
The breeding season
Planning a breeding programme
Artificial insemination
Pregnancy
Abortion
Parturition
Puerperium
Neonates
Breeding records
Breeding performance
Clinical examination of the breeding animal
Infertility problems

 

 


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9.BIOTECHNOLOGY IN ANIMAL BREEDING

by D. Powell, Ph.D. & I. Wilmut, Ph.D.
Dr. Powell, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, England.
Dr. Wilmut, The Roslin Institute, Scotland.
Dr. Wilmut is famous for his work on genetic engineering, particularly the cloning of sheep by nuclear transfer (a technique described in this Chapter)

Chapter sub-sections:

Introduction
Breeding strategies
Manipulating cell lineages (includes cloning)
Manipulation of genes
Prospects

 

 

 


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