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Cover for Reproductive system.

This chapter describes the anatomy of the ovaries and testes, sexual maturity, ovarian development, the oestrous cycle, fertilization, pregnancy, embryonic and fetal development, sex determination, lactation, genetics, inheritance and some reproductive and congenital conditions in cats and dogs.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Embryonic development of the avian integument.

The skin and its appendages, such as feathers and scales, form the interface between a bird and its environment. The size, number and distribution of feathers and the structure of the skin are defined during embryonic development through interactions between the dermal and epidermal tissues. A...

Author(s)
Headon, D.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for Poultry Feathers and Skin: The Poultry Integument in Health and Welfare, Cambridge, England, UK, 3-5 July 2017.

This book contains chapters that discuss the natural engineering and multifunctionality of feathers, embryonic development of the avian integument, the reasons and welfare implications of feather pecking in laying hens, genetic solutions to reduce injurious pecking in laying hens, evidence-based...

Author(s)
Olukosi, O. A.; Olori, V. E.; Helmbrecht, A.; Lambton, S.; French, N. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
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Cover for Control of reproduction in the mare.

This chapter discusses the oestrous cycle of the mare that is divided into two sections of physiological and behavioural changes. The major physiological events associated with reproductive activity in the mare are endocrine changes, which in turn govern and drive the other physiological changes as ...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The anatomy and physiology of pregnancy in the mare.

This chapter discusses the anatomy of pregnancy in the mare and is divided into four sections namely fertilization, early embryo development, placentation and organ growth. Each section is presented in detail to gain a clear understanding on the mechanism of equine pregnancy, but our understanding...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of the pregnant mare.

Before the management of the pregnant mare is considered, it is essential to ascertain whether she is indeed pregnant. This chapter discusses the pregnancy detection; management of twin pregnancies and embryonic loss in mares. The accurate pregnancy detection is a major key to early pregnant mare...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Embryo transfer and assisted reproductive techniques in the mare.

Embryo transfer (ET) is the main assisted reproductive technique (ART) available to the horse breeder. Several concerns have been expressed with regard to the technique, including fear of the economic effect on certain sections of the industry, the possibility of inbreeding and reduction in the...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developmental genetics.

Data regarding developmental genetics in the cattle are presented in this chapter. Topics covered include developmental stages of the cattle embryo, genetic control of preimplantation development, genetic regulation of implantation and placentation, genes involved in post-implantation development,...

Author(s)
Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and domestication.

Understanding the fundamentals of genetic theory provides background for understanding family, breed, biological group, and species differences. Understanding the developmental history of populations of cattle in their native regions should explain to the reader how, over long periods of time,...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Gametes, fertilization and embryonic growth in mammals.

The first objective of this chapter is to consider the events immediately before, at and subsequent to fertilization, up to the point where the various organs and systems have differentiated and when the male and female can be identified first by the shape and position of their external genitalia....

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter

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