Arthur's Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics by David E. Noakes, Timothy J. Parkinson, Gary C. W. England

By David E. Noakes, Timothy J. Parkinson, Gary C. W. England

This new 8th version of the vintage textual content covers all elements of copy and obstetrics in all universal household species, in addition to a number of much less universal species. this can be the one publication to hide the total diversity of household animals and now additionally comprises much less universal species resembling llamas and alpacas. a number of extra universal, usually encountered small animal species equivalent to guinea pigs and rabbits are mentioned for the 1st time during this version.

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The same is also true after parturition following a normal pregnancy. This phase lasts about 3 months before the bitch returns to pro-oestrus. Signs of oestrus The first indication that pro-oestrus is approaching is the onset of slight swelling of the vulval lips. This generally precedes the commencement of bleeding by several days. Labial swelling is progressive during the pro-oestrus period. Bleeding attains its maximum early in pro-oestrus and continues at this level into the early part of true oestrus.

As the bitch passes into anoestrus, there is a reduction in the amount and degree of coiling of the glands. e. in metoestrus, there is evidence of desquamation of the endometrial epithelium; however, by about 120–130 days the epithelium has been restored by proliferation of cells from the crypts of the endometrial glands. 34 Changes in the ovaries During anoestrus the ovaries are oval and slightly flattened. In a bitch of medium size they measure ENDOGENOUS AND EXOGENOUS CONTROL OF OVARIAN CYCLICITY Fig.

1, collapsed follicle, surface wrinkled and blood-stained petechiae in wall; 2, regressing corpus luteum, bright yellow. 16. Fig. 24 Ovaries of a 6-year-old cow in early dioestrus. 1, active corpus luteum, orange-yellow, atypical protrusion; 2, regressing corpus luteum, small, shrunken, scarlet; 3, corpus albicans; 4, follicle. 16. Fig. 21 Ovaries of a young cow 1 day after ovulation. 1, developing corpus luteum, pleats loose, colour pale cream, central cavity; 2, regressing corpus luteum, bright orange-yellow; centre filled by connective tissue; 3, corpus albicans.

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