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Reproductive technologies in farm animals.

Book cover for Reproductive technologies in farm animals.


This second edition of Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals has been revised to provide an up to date account of the key techniques employed in manipulating reproduction in farm animals, including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, horses and poultry. This book has 13 chapters and focused on the progress made in the management of reproduction of farm animals. It reviews these developments and suggests which technologies can be used commercially or in research. The first chapter outlines different agricultural systems and explores the ethical implications of modern farming methods. It discusses artificial insemination (chapter 2), semen sexing, embryo transfer (chapter 3), in vitro embryo production (chapter 4) and the control of oestrus and ovulation (chapter 5). There are also chapters addressing the control of postpartum ovarian activity (chapter 6), seasonal breeding (chapter 7), multiple births, litter size (chapter 8), pregnancy testing (chapter 9), parturition (chapter 10) and the onset of puberty (chapter 11). Developments in cloning and transgenic animal production (chapter 12) and the suppression of reproductive activity (chapter 13) are also discussed. This book could serve as a textbook for advanced students of animal and veterinary sciences. It contains diagrams, black and white pictures and graphs to illustrate the text.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 57) Artificial insemination. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 87) Embryo transfer. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 111) In vitro embryo production. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 140) Controlling oestrus and ovulation. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 162) Control of postpartum ovarian activity. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 175) Control of seasonal breeding. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 191) Controlling multiple births and litter size. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 210) Pregnancy testing technology. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 230) Controlling parturition. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 247) Controlling onset of puberty. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 260) Production of clones and transgenics. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 285) Suppressing reproductive activity. Author(s): Gordon, I.