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Controlled Reproduction in Sheep and Goats

Series: Controlled Reproduction in Farm Animals Volume: 2

By: Ian Gordon

450 pages, B/w illus, figs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Nov 1996 [1999 reprint] | #57491 | ISBN: 0851991157
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About this book

This text is one of four books providing a general view of the literature dealing with the different ways in which reproduction in the major farm animals can be controlled and manipulated. It is effectively an expanded and new edition of a previous work, "Controlled Breeding in Farm Animals" (Pergamon Press, 1983). Buffalo, goats, deer and camelids have also been added to the species covered in the series. This book concerns sheep and goats.


"Contains excellent background information on production of sheep, as well as goats, and provides the necessary facts regarding reproductive physiologic processes. . .Various reproductive technologic processes and strategies are described, using appropriate literature citations, and the author provides essential information regarding the commercial benefits and drawbacks of each. . .An excellent overview." --Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association


Contents

Introduction to controlled reproduction in sheep; the ewe's oestrous cycle and seasonal breeding activity; artificial control of oestrus and ovulation; fixed-time sheep artificial insemination; advancing the sheep breeding season; more frequent lambing in sheep; induction of multiple births in sheep; pregnancy testing in sheep; control of lambing; embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization in sheep; breeding sheep at younger ages; introduction to controlled breeding in goats; artificial control of oestrus and breeding activity in goats; pregnancy testing and control of parturition in goats; embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization in sheep; breeding sheep at younger ages; introduction to controlled breeding in goats; artificial control of oestrus and breeding activity in goats; pregnancy testing and control of parturition in goats; embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization in goats.

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