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Dog Breeding, Whelping and Puppy Care


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Preface iv Section 1: Breeding, Reproduction and Care of the Normal Animal 1 1 Care of the Juvenile, Genetics and Planning of Breeding 3 2 Anatomy of the Female 19 3 Physiology of the Female 28 4 Endocrinology of the Female 35 5 Clinical Examination of the Female 41 6 Anatomy of the Male 64 7 Physiology of the Male 69 8 Endocrinology of the Male 74 9 Normal Mating 77 10 Clinical Examination of the Male 83 11 Fertilization and the Optimal Breeding Time 109 12 Pregnancy and Lactation 120 13 Pregnancy Diagnosis 128 14 Normal Whelping 137 15 Care of Neonatal Puppies 148 Section 2: Abnormalities of Reproduction and the Perinatal Period 155 16 Abnormalities of the Female 157 17 Abnormalities of the Male 178 18 Intersex Animals 205 19 Abnormal Female Physiology and Endocrinology 209 20 Abnormal Male Physiology and Endocrinology 218 21 Abnormal Pregnancy 223 22 Abnormal Parturition and Problems After Whelping 232 23 Care of the Sick Neonate 246 24 Approach to Infertility Cases 254 Section 3: Control of Reproduction and Reproductive Technologies 265 25 Hormonal Contraception 267 26 Surgical Neutering 279 27 Pharmacological Control of Reproduction 287 28 Reproductive Biotechnology 315 Index 329

About the Author

Gary England is a veterinarian specialising in animal reproduction who has worked in clinical practice and research of dog breeding for 25 years. He is Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction at the University of Nottingham and has published more than 100 scientific articles and numerous book chapters and reviews in the area. He is Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology and the European College of Animal Reproduction, as well as being an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Reproduction. Drawing on his extensive research and clinical experience, this book represents his view of the subject area, and includes references to his own peer-reviewed publications demonstrating the impact of his contribution to the field.


"All in all, the book would be a valuable addition for those seeking further information about canine reproduction, rather than a practical manual for veterinary surgeons, which may be found in some of Dr England's other published work." ( Australian Veterinary Journal , 28 October 2013) "I believe that the author has made a major contribution to the veterinary literature with this book. It is a useful, one-of-a-kind clinical handbook that is well worth the price and should be on the shelf of any veterinarian, veterinary student, or breeder who is involved or interested in the reproductive management of dogs." ( Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association , 15 March 2013) "This is a valuable addition to any clinician's or student's library, as it is a very detailed, easy-to-read book covering the aspects of canine reproduction that a veterinary surgeon is likely to come across in day-to-day general practice." ( Veterinary Practice News , 1 September 2013) "Gary England is himself a veterinarian specializing in animal reproduction and has worked with dogs for 25 years: his clinical experience blends with his published works to make for an important wide-ranging consideration of normal and abnormal reproduction and techniques, and is a pick for any veterinary collection." ( Midwest Book Reviews , 1 May 2013) "This is an excellent, easily read textbook, which is a 'must have' for veterinary students, where in many UK veterinary schools the discipline of clinical reproduction has been neglected in the undergraduate curriculum in recent years, particularly compared with those in mainland Europe and the USA. It will also be a useful addition to required reading for veterinary nurses and, without doubt, serious dog breeders." ( Veterinary Record , 6 April 2013)

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