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The Horse from Conception to Maturity - Peter Rossdale

The Horse from Conception to Maturity

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A standard textbook widely used by students and professionals, this classic work covers the management of mares and stallions, conception, pregnancy, foaling, care of the foal, youngsters, and breeding stock.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
The Horse in its Natural Statep. 1
Changes in Body Structure
Social Behaviour
Breeding Organs of the Marep. 11
Anatomy and Function
Oestrous Cycle
Cyclic and Non-Cyclic Periods
Managemental Control of the Oestrous Cycle
Applying Veterinary Knowledge to Management of Mares for Breeding
Management of the Broodmarep. 26
The Maiden Mare
The Barren Mare
Artificial Lighting
Breeding Records
Detection of Oestrus
Abnormal Behaviour
Teasing Routine
Management and Veterinary Servicesp. 42
Imaging Techniques
Echography in Equine Reproductive Practice
The Stallionp. 51
Breeding Organs
Hormonal Control
Management of the Stallion
Seasonal Breeding
Stallion Evaluation
Training for Breeding
Safety and Housing
Breeding Facilities
Preparing the Mare and Stallion for Mating
The Young Stallion
Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transferp. 80
Collection Procedures
Embryo Transfer
Sub-fertility in Breeding Horsesp. 97
Infertility and Sub-fertility
Normal Variations in the Sexual Functions of the Mare and Stallion
Sub-fertility and Pathology or Disease
Managing Sub-fertility in the Mare
Sub-fertility in Stallions
Managing Sub-fertility in the Stallion
Life Before Birthp. 117
Development and Growth
Nourishment of the Fetus
Umbilical Cord
Fetal Membranes
Pregnancy Diagnosis
Maintenance of Pregnancy
Care of the Mare during Pregnancy
Abortionp. 132
Placental Ill-health
Hormonal and Immunological Problems
Errors of Development and Implantation
Influence of Management
The Codes of Practice for Studfarmsp. 138
Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
Klebsiella pneumoniae and Psuedomonas aeruginosa
Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)
Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1)
Isolation Procedures
Foalingp. 153
Events Leading Up to Birth
Physical and Physiological Events of Foaling
Foaling as Viewed by the Onlooker
Premonitory Signs
Duties of Those in Charge of the Birth
Management of the Foaling Mare
The Newborn Foalp. 189
Period of Adjustment (Adaptation)
The Challenges of the Environment
Maternal Instincts
Establishing a Steady State
Handling the Young Foal
Orphan Foals and Fostering
The Foal's Struggle for Survivalp. 207
Intrauterine Growth Retardation
Birth Trauma
Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome
Meconium Colic
Ruptured Bladder
Umbilical Problems
Haemolytic Disease
Congenital Abnormalities
Nursing of Sick Foals
Schooling for Independencep. 225
The Worm Menacep. 236
Strongyloides westeri
Preventative Management
Maturity and What It Meansp. 246
Glossaryp. 251
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780851318226
ISBN-10: 0851318223
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.04 x 19.63  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.97
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised