The Dog Breeder's Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management

The Dog Breeder's Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management

By Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT, Clinical Specialist in Small Animal Reproduction, University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital, St. Paul, MN


PART ONE: NUTRITION AND BASIC SCIENCES
1. Nutrition
Basic nutrition
Fats / Protein / Carbohydrates
Vitamins / Minerals
Types of food
Commercial
Homemade (cooked versus raw)
Specific feeding regimens
Feeding during pregnancy / lactation
Feeding orphan puppies
Supplements
2. Pharmacology
General pharmacology
Routes of administration
Absorption / Distribution / Excretion
Classes of drugs
Antibiotics
Anesthetics
Anti-parasitic agents
Hormonal therapies
3. Microbiology
Types of organisms
Bacteria
Viruses
Fungi
Miscellaneous
Culture samples and techniques
4. Parasitology
Internal parasites
Worms (rounds, hooks, whips, tapes, etc)
Protozoa (giardia, coccidia)
Heartworm
External parasites
Fleas
Ticks
5. Immunology
General immunology
Cell-mediated versus humoral
Vaccination
6. Endocrinology
General endocrinology
Types of hormones
Hormone assays
Control of hormone secretion
Endocrine tissues and their products
7. Embryology
Fertilization / Implantation / Placentation
General embryology
Folliculogenesis
Spermatogenesis
PART TWO: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE BITCH
8. Anatomy and reproductive physiology of the bitch
Embryology and anatomy of the female reproductive tract
Puberty
The estrous cycle
9. Breeding management
Vaginal cytology
Ovulation and Ovulation timing
Hormone assays
Vaginoscopy
10. Pregnancy
Pregnancy diagnosis
Physiology of pregnancy
Pregnancy loss
11. Estrus suppression and contraception / Pregnancy termination
Estrus suppression and contraception
Ovariohysterectomy
Medical estrus suppression
Pregnancy termination
12. Parturition and dystocia
Parturition
Dystocia
13. Neonatology
Physical examination and labwork
Early spay-neuter
Common pediatric problems
14. Disorders of the puerperium
Hypocalcemia
Mastitis
Metritis
Subinvolution of placental sites (SIPS)
15. Disorders of the ovaries
Ovarian cysts
Ovarian neoplasia
Ovarian remnant syndrome
16. Disorders of the uterus and cervix
Cystic endometrial hyperplasia / Pyometra
Uterine neoplasia
17. Disorders of the vagina and vulva
Vaginal anomalies
Vaginal prolapse
Vaginitis
Vaginal / vulvar neoplasia
18. Disorders of the mammary glands
False pregnancy
Mammary neoplasia
19. Infertility of the bitch
PART THREE: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE DOG
20. Anatomy and normal reproductive physiology of the dog
Embryology and anatomy
Puberty
Spermatogenesis review
Erection and ejaculation
21. Semen collection and evaluation
Semen collection
Semen evaluation
22. Contraception in male dogs
Castration
23. Disorders of the testes, epididymes and scrotum
Cryptorchidism
Orchitis / epididymitis
Torsion of the spermatic cord
Hydrocele / Spermatocele / Scrotal hernia
Testicular neoplasia
24. Disorders of the prostate
Benign prostatic hypertrophy / hyperplasia (BPH)
Prostatitis and prostatic abscesses
Prostatic cysts
Prostatic neoplasia
25. Disorders of the penis and prepuce
Phimosis / paraphimosis
Balanoposthitis
Fracture of the os penis
Penile / preputial neoplasia
Urethral prolapse
26. Infertility of the dog
PART FOUR: GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF CANINE BREEDING
27. Canine brucellosis
28. Artificial insemination
Types of insemination
Vaginal
Intrauterine
Endoscopic
Surgical
Types of semen
Fresh
Chilled
Frozen
29. Genetics
Basic genetics
Units of heredity
Modes of inheritance
Selection schemes
Hereditary diseases in the dog
Diseases
Breeding management
Testing
Appendices
I. Hereditary disorders of the dog, by breed
II. Glossary
III. Accessing reference materials
IV. Common problems seen in dogs
V. First aid