Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals, 2nd Edition

Building on the successful structure of the first edition, the second edition of Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals has been totally updated and 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.

A classic introductory text to the subject, the book is based on a comprehensive review of the current literature. It:

– outlines different agricultural systems and explores the ethical implications of modern farming methods;
– details the many new developments, including the commercial application of sexed semen and large-scale application of in vitro produced cattle embryos;
– provides a valuable synopsis of current and future reproductive technologies, such as cloning and the production of transgenic animals.

This text remains key reading for students in animal science, agriculture, veterinary medicine and biology, and veterinary practitioners and farmers who wish to keep updated on developments in techniques that may be useful in their daily practice.

Table of Contents
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Artificial Insemination
  • 3: Embryo Transfer
  • 4: In Vitro Embryo Production
  • 5: Controlling Oestrus and Ovulation
  • 6: Controlling Post-partum Ovarian Activity
  • 7: Control of Seasonal Breeding
  • 8: Controlling Multiple Births and Litter Size
  • 9: Pregnancy Testing Technology
  • 10: Controlling Parturition
  • 11: Controlling the Onset of Puberty
  • 12: Production of Clones and Transgenics
  • 13: Suppressing Reproductive Activity

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