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Applied Animal Reproduction

ISBN-10: 0135080290
ISBN-13: 9780135080290
Edition: 4th 1997
List price: $101.00
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Book details

List price: $101.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 364
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Introduction and History
Anatomy, Function, and Regulation
The Female Reproductive System
Ovaries
Oviducts
Uterus
Cervix
Vagina
Vulva
Support Structures, Nerves, and Blood Supply
The Male Reproductive System
Testes
Scrotum and Spermatic Cord
Epididymis
Vasa Deferentia and Urethra
Accessory Glands
Penis
Prepuce
Neuroendocrine 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
Regulation of Hormonal Receptor Sites
Intracellular Mechanisms of Hormone Actions
Summary
Reproductive Processes
The Estrous Cycle
Puberty
Periods of the Estrous Cycle
Hormonal Control of the Estrous Cycle
Follicular Dynamics
Mating Behavior
Seasonal Breeders
Spermatogenesis and Maturation of Spermatozoa
Puberty
The Process of Spermatogenesis
The Seminiferous Epithelial Cycle and Spermatogenic Wave
Capacitation of Spermatozoa and Acrosome Reaction
Ovigenesis and Fertilization
Ovigenesis
Ovulation
Gamete Transport
Fertilization
Polyspermy
Aging of Gametes
Gestation
Cleavage
Differentiation
Fetal Growth
Twinning
Hormones Important to Gestation
Parturition and Postpartum Recovery
Overview of the Parturition Process
Approaching Parturition
Parturition
Dystocia
Care of the Newborn
Retained Placentae
Postpartum Recovery
Lactation
Structure of Mammary Glands
Hormonal Regulation of the Development and Function of the Mammary Gland
Composition of Milk
Male Mating Behavior
Regulation of Mating Behavior
Erection and Ejaculation
Maintaining Libido
Semen and Its Components
Spermatozoa
Seminal Plasma
Energy Metabolism by Spermatozoa
Factors Affecting Rate of Metabolism
Artificial Insemination
Introduction and History of Artificial Insemination
Introduction
History
Advantages and Disadvantages
Semen Collection
Facilities Needed for Semen Collection
Methods of Semen Collection
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
Semen Processing, Storage, and Handling
Importance and Ploperties 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
Insemination Techniques
Insemination of the Cow
Insemination of the Ewe and Doe
Insemination of the Sow
Insemination of the Mare
Management for Improved Reproduction
Altering Reproductive Processes
Synchronization of Estrus
Superovulation and Embryo Transfer
In Vitro Capacitation and Fertilization
Biotechnology
Induced Parturition
Altering Male Reproduction
Androgenized Heifers for Detecting Estrus
Reproductive Management
Measurements of Reproductive Efficiency
Management Related to the Female
Male
Pregnancy Diagnosis
Cow
Ewe and Doe
Mares
Sows
Environmental Management
Environmental Stressors
Physiological Relationship of Environmental Stress to Reproduction
Thermoregulation
Modification of Summer Environments to Reduce Stress
Other Management Considerations in Hot Environments
Nutritional Management
Nutritive Components
Growing Animals
Maintaining Reproductive Efficiency
Causes of Reproductive Failure
Anatomical and Inherited Causes of Reproductive Failure
Freemartin
Infantile Reproductive System
Incomplete Structures--Oviduct, Uterus, Cervix, or Vagina
Hermaphrodite
Cryptorchid
Injuries
Prolapse of Vagina and Uterus
Physiological and Psychological Causes for Reproductive Failure
Cystic Ovaries
Retained Corpus Luteum
Anestrus
Irregular Estrous Cycles
Quiet Ovulation
Age
Psychological Disturbances
Infectious Diseases That Cause Reproductive Failure
Bacterial Diseases
Protozoan Diseases
Viral Diseases
Mycoses
Index

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