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Applied Animal Reproduction

ISBN-10: 0131128310
ISBN-13: 9780131128316
Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $124.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Introduction and Early History
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Anatomy, Function, and Regulation
The Female Reproductive System
Support Structures, Nerves, and Blood Supply
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The Male Reproductive System
Scrotum and Spermatic Cord
Vasa Deferentia and Urethra
Accessory Glands
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Neuroendocrine and Endocrine Regulators of Reproduction
Primary Reproductive Hormones of the Pituitary Gland
Neuroendocrine Control of the Pituitary Gland
Hormones of the Gonads
Primary Reproductive Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex
Endocrine Function of the Uterine/Placental Unit
Reproductive Role of Prostaglandins
Hormone-like Factors and Other Hormonal Mediators
Regulation of Hormonal Receptor Sites
Intracellular Mechanisms of Hormone Actions
Methods of Hormone Detection and Measurement
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Reproductive Processes
The Estrous Cycle
Periods of the Estrous Cycle
Hormonal Control of the Estrous Cycle
Follicular Dynamics
Seasonal Breeders
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Spermatogenesis and Maturation of Spermatozoa
The Process of Spermatogenesis
The Seminiferous Epithelial Cycle and Spermatogenic Wave
Capacitation of Spermatozoa and Acrosome Reaction
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Mating Behavior
Regulation of Mating Behavior
Behavioral Characteristics of Estrus
Mating Behavior in Males
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Ovigenesis and Fertilization
Gamete Transport
Aging of Gametes
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Fetal Growth
Maintenance of Pregnancy
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Parturition and Postpartum Recovery
Overview of the Parturition Process
Approaching Parturition
Care of the Newborn
Retained Placentae
Postpartum Recovery
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Structure of Mammary Glands
Hormonal Regulation of the Development and Function of the Mammary Gland
Composition of Milk
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Artificial Insemination
Introduction and History of Artificial Insemination
Advantages and Disadvantages
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Semen Collection
Facilities Needed for Semen Collection
Methods of Semen Collection
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Semen and Its Components
Seminal Plasma
Energy Metabolism by Spermatozoa
Factors Affecting Rate of Metabolism
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Semen Evaluation
Gross Examination
Progressive Motility
Concentration of Sperm Cells
Sperm Cell Morphology
Differential Staining of Live and Dead Sperm
Speed of Sperm
Evaluating Frozen Semen
Computer Automated Semen Analyzer
Other Tests
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Semen Processing, Storage, and Handling
Importance and Properties of Semen Diluters
Buffer Solutions Used in Semen Diluters
Antimicrobial Agents for Semen Diluters
Effective Diluters for Bull Semen
Processing Bull Semen
Storage and Handling of Bull Semen
What Does the Future Hold for Liquid Bull Semen?
Processing Boar Semen
Processing Ram Semen
Processing Stallion Semen
Processing Buck Semen
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Insemination Techniques
Insemination of the Cow
Insemination of the Ewe and Doe
Insemination of the Sow
Insemination of the Mare
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Management for Improved Reproduction
Synchronization of Estrus and Superovulation with Embryo Transfer
Synchronization of Estrus
Superovulation and Embryo Transfer
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Reproductive Biotechnology
Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Sex Determination and Control
Genetic Engineering (Transgenics)
Gene Discovery--Markers for Reproduction
Technologies for the Future--Definitions
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Reproductive Management
Measurements of Reproductive Efficiency
Management Related to the Female
Management Related to the Male
Altering Male Reproduction
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Pregnancy Diagnosis
Ewe and Doe
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Environmental Management
Environmental Stressors
Physiological Relationship of Environmental Stress to Reproduction
Modification of Summer Environments to Reduce Stress
Other Management Considerations in Hot Environments
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Nutritional Management
Nutritive Components
Growing Animals
Maintaining Reproductive Efficiency
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Causes of Reproductive Failure
Anatomical and Inherited Causes of Reproductive Failure
Infantile Reproductive System
Incomplete Structures--Oviduct, Uterus, Cervix, or Vagina
Prolapse of Vagina and Uterus
Genetic Abnormalities
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Physiological, Toxicological, and Psychological Causes of Reproductive Failure
Cystic Ovaries
Retained Corpus Luteum
Irregular Estrous Cycles
Quiet Ovulation
Reproductive Toxicology
Psychological Disturbances
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Infectious Diseases That Cause Reproductive Failure
Bacterial Diseases
Protozoan Diseases
Viral Diseases
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List of Tables
Accuracy of sire proofs for predicting milk yield
Reproductive organs of the female with their major functions
Reproductive organs of the male with their major functions
Molecular size of peptide and protein hormones that regulate reproduction
Hormones that regulate reproduction
Major steroid hormones produced by the gonads
Species differences in various characteristics of the estrous cycle
Species and breed differences in age and weight at puberty
Primary characteristics of the periods of the estrous cycle in the cow
Effect of time of insemination on ovulation and fertility in cows
Characteristics of average ejaculate of semen for different species
Transport time of oocytes in the oviduct of farm animals
Estimated fertile life of sperm and ova in farm animals
Effect of age of the ovum on fertility in cattle
Effect of the length of time of storage of extended semen on its fertility level and the difference between 1-month and 5-month nonreturns
Species and breed differences in gestation length

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