Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction

Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction

By Juan C. Samper, DVM, MSc, PhD, DiplACT, Diplomate ACT, American College of Theriogenologists, Abbotsford, BC, Canada; Jonathan Pycock, BVetMed, PhD, Equine Reproductive Services, N. Yorkshire, UK; and Angus O. McKinnon, BVSc, MSc, Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital, Victoria, Australia


Section I ? The Normal Female Reproductive System

1. Ovulation and Corpus Luteum Development

2. The Follicle: Practical Aspects of Follicle Control

3. Estrus Synchronization

4. Estrus Suppression

5. The Normal Uterus in Estrus

6. Intrauterine Diagnostic Procedures

7. Uterine Contractility

Section II ? Female Reproductive Problems: Diagnosis and Management

8. Fertility Expectations and Management of Optimal Fertility

9. Endocrine Tests

10. Cytogenic Evaluation

11. Diagnosis of Oviductal Disorders and Diagnostic Techniques

12. Ovulation Failure

13. Ovarian Abnormalities

14. Uterine Therapy for Mares with Fluid

15. Uterine Therapy for Mares with Bacterial Infections

16. Treatment of Fungal Endometritis

17. Management Regimens for Uterine Cysts

18. Some Unusual Conditions of the Uterus

19. Congenital Abnormalities Involving the Cervix and Uterus

20. Cervical Tears

21. Cervical Failure to Dilate

22. Cervical Adhesions

23. Vulvar Conformation

24. Selective Reproductive Surgery of the Broodmare

25. Infectious and Neoplastic Conditions of the Vulva and Perineum

Section III ? The Normal Male Reproductive System

26. Anatomy and Examination of the Normal Testicle

27. The Epididymis

28. Behavior of the Normal Stallion

Section IV ? Male Reproductive Problems: Diagnosis and Managemen

29. Testicular Descent and Cryptorchidism

30. Testicular Abnormalities

31. Testicular Biopsy

32. Spermatogenic Arrest (Testicular Degeneration)

33. Endoscopy of the Reproductive Tract in the Stallion

34. Penile Abnormalities

35. Penile Infections

36. Trauma to the Penis

37. Significance of Bacteria Affecting the Stallion?s Reproductive System

38. The Subfertile Stallion

39. Endocrine Diagnostics and Therapeutics for the Stallion with Declining Fertility

Section V ? Semen Collection and Evaluation

40. Evaluation of Raw Semen

41. Urospermia and Hemospermia

42. Transmission of Diseases Through Semen

43. Advanced Semen Test for Stallions

44. Preservation of Genetics from Dead and Dying Stallions

45. Insemination with Frozen Semen: Some Management Considerations for Stallions

Section VI ? Assisted Reproductive Techniques

46. Collection and Transfer of Oocytes in Mares

47. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

48. In Vitro Fertilization

49. In Vitro Oocyte Maturation

50. Low-Dose Insemination Techniques

51. Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies

Section VII ? The Pregnant Mare: Diagnosis and Management

52. Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Mare

53. Fetal Sex Determination

54. Twin Reduction Techniques

55. Early Embryonic Loss

56. Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

57. Maintenance of Pregnancy

58. Late Term Pregnancy Monitoring

59. Dystocia and Fetotomy

60. Premature Lactation in Mares

61. Mastitis

62. Normal Prefoaling Mammary Secretions

63. Colostrum

Section VIII ? The Post-Foaling Mare

64. The Postpartum Mare

65. Prefoaling and Postfoaling Complications

66. Postpartutient Abnormalities