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Cover for The inside story.

This chapter describes the mechanics of coupling, the mating plugs and sphragides, as well as the sperm and spermatophores of butterflies. Large spermatophores are probably maintained by selection pressures on males to maximize the quantity of ejaculate they transfer in order to outcompete other...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Artificial insemination.

This chapter focuses on several aspects of artificial insemination (AI), particularly its application to livestock. The growth and development as well as advantages of AI are presented. The semen sexing technology is also presented. Moreover, the future developments in AI technology are outlined.

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecology.

This chapter focuses on the feeding habits and habitats, webbing and life types, chemical communication, mating and/or sperm transfer, dispersal, seasonal cycle, diapause and ecological features of biological cycles of free living, littoral, marine, freshwater and parasitic mite species. The...

Author(s)
Vacante, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Artificial insemination.

Artificial insemination (AI) was first developed in horses and dogs in the later part of the 19th century, but as the horse was increasingly replaced by the combustion engine, the AI in horses dwindled. There is a variety of reasons why equine AI is practiced, and some of these are dependent upon...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement.

This chapter covers the current and emerging reproductive technologies that are destined to increase the rate of genetic improvement, with a focus on dairy herds. Topics discussed include breeding soundness evaluation (BSE), estimation of sire fertility, sperm attributes, sperm sorting, improving...

Author(s)
Saadi, H. A. S.; Robert, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied andrology in cattle (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bos taurus</i>).

This chapter describes the sexual development, sperm production and quality, breeding soundness evaluation, libido and congenital reproductive disorders in cattle.

Author(s)
Brito, L. F. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied andrology in cattle (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bos indicus</i>).

The differences in breeding soundness evaluation compared to cattle and the reproductive aspects and semen characters of zebu are described.

Author(s)
Chacón, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied andrology in water buffalo.

This chapter describes the major reproductive and andrological parameters of water buffalo bulls, including sexual maturity, sexual behaviour, spermatogenesis, semen characters and semen preservation.

Author(s)
Andrabi, S. M. H.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied andrology in swine.

This chapter discusses the reproductive characteristics and management of boars, including selection, sexual maturity, behaviour, reproductive anatomy, semen collection and characteristics and infertility and reproductive diseases.

Author(s)
Althouse, G. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter

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