Equine Artificial Insemination Book PDF. Research into equine artificial insemination has recently expanded with increasing horse numbers, the developing leisure interest in horse riding and the realisation of the economic advantages of artificial insemination. This book provides a detailed reference book on the subject and covers its historical development, relevant equine physiology, current practices and future possibilities. It is extensively referenced to allow further reading into specialised areas.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction 2: Advantages of Artificial Insemination 3: Disadvantages of Artificial Insemination 4: Conclusion 5: Historical Development and Present Use of Artificial Insemination 6: Introduction 7: Early History of the Technique 8: Decline in the Horse Population and Equine Research 9: Development of Techniques for Collection of Semen 10: Development of Techniques for Evaluation of Semen 11: Development of Techniques for Handling and Storage of Semen 12: Development of Techniques for Insemination of Semen 13: Present Use of Equine AI 14: Current Reasons for Using Equine AI 15: Conclusion 16: Stallion Reproductive Anatomy and Control 17: Introduction 18: Stallion Anatomy 19: Control of Stallion Reproduction 20: Conclusion 21: Production of Spermatozoa 22: Introduction 23: Seminal Plasma 24: Spermatozoa 25: Conclusion 26: Semen Collection 27: Introduction 28: The Artificial Vagina 29: The Condom 30: Preparation of the Stallion for Semen Collection 31: The Collecting Area 32: Sexual Stimulation of the Stallion and Encouragement to Ejaculate 33: Alternative Methods of Semen Collection 34: Collection Procedure 35: Frequency of Collection 36: Training the Stallion for Collection 37: Conclusion 38: Semen Evaluation 39: Introduction 40: Semen Evaluation as Part of an AI Programme 41: General Semen Handling 42: Gross Evaluation 43: Microscopic Evaluation 44: Functional Tests for Semen Evaluation 45: Sexing Spermatozoa 46: Conclusion 47: Semen Storage and Transportation 48: Introduction 49: Extenders 50: Fresh or Raw Semen 51: Chilled Semen 52: Cryopreservation of Semen 53: Conclusion 54: Mare Insemination 55: Introduction 56: Selection of Suitable Mares for Insemination 57: Preparation of the Mare for Insemination 58: Preparation of Semen for Insemination 59: Methods of Insemination 60: Factors Affecting the Success of AI 61: Conception Rates to AI 62: Conclusion