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Canine Reproduction and Neonatology
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Working With Breeders
Normal Reproduction
Basic Reproductive Care

Genetic Selection And Screening
Selecting Breeding Stock
Counseling the Breeder/Client
Specific Disease-Based Screening Examinations and Databases
Genotypic Screening
Line Breeding
The Breeding Program

Preparing To Breed
Planning the Breeding
Stud Dog Selection
Preparing the Bitch for Breeding
Timing the Bitch for Breeding

Orchestrating the Breeding - Natural And Special Breeding
Scheduling the Breeding Appointment
The Normal Breeding
Vaginal Artificial Inseminations
Shipping Fresh Chilled Semen
Handling Frozen Semen
Surgical Insemination
Transvaginal Insemination

Managing The Pregnancy
Environmental Management and Housing
Drugs and Vaccines During Pregnancy
Anthelmenthics During Pregnancy
Nutrition
Diagnosing the preganancy
Managing the Abnormal Pregnancy
Premature Labor and Hypoluteoidism

Managing The Whelping And C - Section
Preparing for the Whelping at Home
The Normal Delivery
Managing a Whelping at the Veterinary Hospital
Tacodynamometry
Managing the C-section
Dystocia
Managing the C - Section
Techniques for Success
Anesthesia
Surgery - C-section and Delivery of the pups
Resuscitation of the Neonate at Vaginal or C- Section Birth
Discharge of the Bitch and Her Litter
Managing the Immediate Postpartum Period In The Bitch
Health Care
Nutrition and Exercise
Anthelmenthics
Common Disorders of the Immediate Postpartum Period

Neonatal and Pediatric Care
The Normal Neonate
Advanced Home Care
Causes of Neonatal Mortality
Neonatal Supportive Care
The Singelton Puppy
Taildocking and Dew Claw Removal
Nutrition
Preparing Puppies for a New Home
Placing the Puppies
Registering Litters

Infertility And Reproductive Problems In The Valuable Bitch
The Normal Estrous Cycle
The Ideal Age To Breed And Frequency
Maximizing Litter Size
The Missed Breeding
Planning for the Next Breeding
Abnormal Estrous Cycles
Failure to Maintain Pregnancy
Hormonal Alteration of Estrous
Pseudopregnancy
Diagnosing Pyometra
Miscellaneous Disorders of Pregnancy
The Accidental Breeding
Special Breedings
Mammary Tumors

Infertility And Reproductive Problems In The Valuable Stud Dog
Breeding Soundness Examination
Collecting the Stud Dog
Sperm Count and Morphology
Endocrinopathies and Hormonal Diseases
Disorders of the Prostate
Disorders of the Testes
Scrotal Disorders
Disorders of the Penis
Failure to Achieve Sexual Maturity and Intersex
Disorders of Copulation
Disorders of Sperm Production
Technical Advances in Perpetuating Male Fertility

Special Breedings
Working With Fresh Chilled Semen
Breeding a Bitch With Frozen Semen

SUGGESTED READINGS
APPENDICES
Appendix A: FOR TECHNICAL STAFF (14 elements)
Appendix B: FOR TELEPHONE STAFF ( 6 elements)
Appendix C: CLIENT INFORMATION ( 15 elements)
Appendix D: FOR VETERINARIANS (16 elements)
INDEX

Reviews

"This practical guide covers all aspects of canine reproduction in depth, from learning the breeder's work to dealing with infertility. The eleven chapters take you into the world of dog breeding in a nicely illustrated journey while providing answers to many questions: Should I vaccinate my pregnant bitch? What drugs can be used? What is a normal delivery? How far should you go in treating sick neonates? Ready-made report sheets, a thorough list of medicines, clinical algorithms, and a detailed index are other useful features of this no-nonsense book."
-Vets Now: Book Review, October 2015

"This book provides a comprehensive description of clinical canine theriogenology from a practical and common-sense perspective. Clinical procedures are effectively detailed in step-by-step protocols. ... This book has many strengths including > 200 high-quality, colored photographs, which help readers appreciate the difference between normal and abnormal reproductive conditions. The 51 well-organized appendices provide concise information in the form of algorithms, lists, tables, forms, and questionnaires that are useful for veterinarians, technical staff, and clients. An enormous benefit is that these helpful appendices are available digitally and can be downloaded, edited, and customized to meet individual needs."
-Jane A. Barber, DVM, MS, DACT, Veterinary Specialties at the Lake, Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, USA, from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 246, No. 12, June 15, 2015

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