Manual of Equine Reproduction by Steven P. Brinsko DVM, Terry L. Blanchard DVM MS Dipl ACT,

By Steven P. Brinsko DVM, Terry L. Blanchard DVM MS Dipl ACT, Dickson D. Varner DVM MS Dipl ACT, James Schumacher DVM MS MRCVS Dip ACVS, Charles C. Love DVM

Written by way of stated specialists within the box, this authoritative textual content offers a accomplished assessment of reproductive administration of horses, together with administration of stallions, pregnant mares, and neonatal foals. Discussions are concise and useful, with specified info on suggestions utilized in reproductive exam, breeding methods, being pregnant analysis, foaling, and reproductive tract surgical procedure. This impressive 2d variation encompasses a new bankruptcy at the use of breeding files to judge stallion fertility and enhance administration of breeding stallions. high quality pictures and line drawings, many new to this variation, essentially depict approaches. New to the second one variation! All chapters were up-to-date to offer the newest details on each topic, together with: * dialogue of using GnRH-analog deslorelin (Ovuplant) to hasten ovulation * Aseptic method for endometrial biopsy * Use of transabdominal ultrasonography, specifically in early being pregnant * decision of fetal gender through transrectal ultrasonography * explanations and therapy of uterine rupture * New sepsis scoring method to safely expect sepsis * flooring semen assortment technique defined and illustrated ¡V utilizing a synthetic vagina * Ultrasound strategies used to realize intratesticular lots, review accent genital glands, probe for undescended testis, and ensure secretions from the prostate, ampullae, and ductus deferens * Aspiration testicular biopsy utilizing a spring-loaded biopsy device * New packing containers for transporting cooled semen via airport safeguard with heightened radiation publicity * New approach for castration that contains removal the ground of the scrotum to supply larger drainage effects and less issues * New part on laparoscopic castration * technique for treating hematuria in geldings * approach for surgical embryo move and an entire lot extra!

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Proc Am Assoc Equine Practnr 47:249-251, 2001. Morehead JP, Blanchard TL: Clinical experience with deslorelin (Ovuplant®) in a Kentucky Thoroughbred broodmare practice. J Equine Vet Sci 20: 358-402, 2000. Morehead JP, Colon JL, Blanchard TL: Clinical experience with native GnRH therapy to hasten follicular development and first ovulation of the breeding season. J Equine Vet Sci 21:54, 81-88, 2001. Sharp DL, Cleaver BD, Davis SD: Photoperiod. In McKinnon AO, Voss JL, editors: Equine reproduction, Philadelphia, 1993, Lea and Febiger.

The needle should be inserted beneath the skin-mucosal junction, the plunger depressed to expel the implant, and the tissue pinched around the needle as the injection device is withdrawn. The implant should be palpable. Removal of the implant on the day of ovulation is recommended. 01). ) 28 Manual of Equine Reproduction pituitary gland. Presumably this finding was due to pituitary gonadotroph receptor down-regulation. Supporting this concept, Colorado researchers recently demonstrated that the gonadotropin response to native GnRH challenge 10 days postovulation in deslorelin-treated mares is attenuated.

Such formulations have the advantage of having to be administered only once. Investigations have been performed with biodegradable microspheres containing progesterone and estradiol-17␤. The microsphere preparations were formulated to release desired amounts of the hormones over a period of 12 to 14 days in mares. Field trials with these preparations were encouraging in that estrus and ovulation have been more precisely controlled, and fertility in treated mares has been normal. Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare 29 HORMONAL THERAPY TO IMPROVE FERTILITY OF MARES EARLY IN THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD The first postpartum estrus, commonly referred to as “foal heat,” is characterized by normal follicular development and ovulation within 20 days postpartum.

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