Veterinary Genetics and Reproductive Physiology: A Textbook for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Veterinary Genetics and Reproductive Physiology is the first textbook on this subject aimed specifically at veterinary nurses. Written by an experienced lecturer, this book expands on the basic facts to present a clear and comprehensive overview of genetics and reproductive physiology in veterinary nursing. It covers the needs of the curriculum, addressing a range of subjects from genetic material through to breeding and the physiological aspects of reproduction in different species. The author writes in a clear, user-friendly style making this book accessible to students with no prior knowledge of the subject. However, the level of depth and coverage makes it equally relevant and useful to the more advanced degree level student.

  • The first textbook to present reproduction and genetics at a level suitable for veterinary nurses and technicians
  • Links genetics with the practical aspects of reproduction to provide maximum understanding of theoretical concepts
  • Covers an important part of the curriculum
  • A combination of discursive text and bullet points ensures a user-friendly format and maximises learning potential
  • Coverage includes equine genetics and reproduction
Table of Contents

Chapter One: The genetic material

Chapter Two: Mendelian Genetics

Chapter Three: Simple Mendelian patterns of inheritance

Chapter Four: Cytogenetics

Chapter Five: The sex chromosomes and sex differentiation

Chapter Six: Blood groups and blood typing

Chapter Seven: Inbreeding, cross breeding and heterosis

Chapter Eight: Selection and eradication schemes

Chapter Nine: Reproductive physiology

Chapter Ten: Reproductive physiology of the dog

Chapter Eleven: Reproductive physiology of the cat

Chapter Twelve: Reproductive physiology of the mare

Further Reading

Glossary

Appendix One: Units for hormone assay

Appendix Two: Hereditary eye diseases in the dog covered in the British Veterinary Association/ Kennel Club/ International Sheep Dog Society eye scheme

Appendix Three: Coat colour genetics

Appendix Four: Miscellaneous Abnormalities

Appendix Five: Questions and answers

Index

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