Manual of Equine Reproduction

Manual of Equine Reproduction
By Steven P. Brinsko, Terry L. Blanchard, Dickson D. Varner, James Schumacher, Charles C. Love
3rd Edition
Now in full color, Manual of Equine Reproduction, 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive look at the reproductive management of horses, including management of stallions, pregnant mares, and neonatal foals. Expert authors use a concise, practical approach in discussing improved therapies and treatments in equine breeding. You'll enhance your skills and knowledge with this book's detailed coverage of techniques used in reproductive examination, breeding procedures, pregnancy diagnosis, foaling, and reproductive tract surgery.
  • A clinical emphasis includes a step-by-step format of possible scenarios from conception to breeding management.
  • Practical information includes topics such as breeding with transported cooled or frozen semen, and caring for the broodmare and newborn foal.
  • The organization of material corresponds to the course of study in veterinary school, so you can find topics easily.
  • Chapter objectives and study questions at the beginning of each chapter guide you through the material and provide clear learning goals.
  • Evaluation of Breeding Records chapter covers the importance of breeding records, and how to use them to evaluate stallion performance and optimize fertility.
  • References are listed at the end of each chapter for further research and study.
  • Full-color photographs and illustrations clearly depict procedures, and all drawings have been redrawn and improved.
  • NEW Assisted Reproductive Technology chapter goes beyond embryo transfer.
  • Updated content includes the latest advances in therapies and treatments.
  • New content is added to two chapters, Reproductive Physiology of the Nonpregnant Mare and Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare.
  • Thorough coverage of every aspect of equine reproduction provides a strong foundation for success in veterinary practice, including a discussion of the use of GnRH-analog deslorelin (Ovuplant) to hasten ovulation; aseptic technique for endometrial biopsy; use of transabdominal ultrasonography, especially in early pregnancy; determination of fetal gender by transrectal ultrasonography; aspiration testicular biopsy using a spring-loaded biopsy instrument; and procedure for surgical embryo transfer.

Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat

Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat
By Michael J Day
2nd Edition
This second edition of a bestseller details the manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of immune-related disease in the dog and cat. It is illustrated throughout in full color, to show and explain to the reader as clearly as possible the complicated principles of disease and immunodiagnostic tests, supported by clinical cases, gross and histopathology, cytology, hematology, immunohistochemistry and other immunological tests.

Biology and Diseases of the Ferret

Biology and Diseases of the Ferret
By James G. Fox, Robert P. Marini
3rd Edition
Has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a current, comprehensive reference on the ferret. Encyclopedic in scope, it is the only book to focus on the characteristics that make the ferret an important research animal, with detailed information on conditions, procedures, and treatments. Offering basic information on biology, husbandry, clinical medicine, and surgery, as well as unique information on the use of ferrets in biomedical research, Biology and Diseases of the Ferret is an essential resource for investigators using ferrets in the laboratory and for companion animal and comparative medicine veterinarians.
The Third Edition adds ten completely new chapters, covering regulatory considerations, black-footed ferret recovery, diseases of the cardiovascular system, viral respiratory disease research, morbillivirus research, genetic engineering, hearing and auditory function, vision and neuroplasticity research, nausea and vomiting research, and lung carcinogenesis research.  Additionally, the anesthesia, surgery, and biomethodology chapter has been subdivided into three and thoroughly expanded. The book also highlights the ferret genome project, along with the emerging technology of genetically engineered ferrets, which is of particular importance to the future of the ferret as an animal model in research and will allow the investigation of diseases and their genetic basis in a small, easily maintained, non-rodent species.

Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets

Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets
By David L. Williams
1st Edition
This quick reference handbook covers the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease in a range of exotic companion animal species, including rabbits, rodents, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. It clarifies when extrapolation from cat or dog eyes is appropriate, or when new information is needed to ensure that diagnoses and treatments are appropriate for the particular species. Writing in an accessible and down to earth style, the author brings a wealth of personal experience to this specialised subject area. The book contains many ophthalmic photographs of both anatomy in normal eyes and pathology in abnormal cases. It also includes a separate chapter on the common ophthalmic features of exotic pets, discussing what can be learnt from cross-species comparison and another chapter giving a brief history of comparative ophthalmology.
Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets is an invaluable aid for veterinary practitioners and students with an interest in exotic pet species, as well as for veterinary ophthalmologists.
KEY FEATURES
  • Covers lagomorphs, rodents, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish
  • Offers clear guidance for species-specific treatment
  • Facilitates extrapolations from the cat or dog to the exotic eye
  • Written in a concise quick reference format
  • Highly illustrated with colour photographs 

Decoding Your Dog

Decoding Your Dog
The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
By American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Debra F. Horwitz
More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need. Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.
The key to training dogs effectively is first to understand why our dogs do what they do. And no one can address this more authoritatively than the diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behavior, whose work, the culmination of years of rigorous training, takes them deep into the minds of dogs in an effort to decode how they think, how they communicate, and how they learn.
In Decoding Your Dog, these experts analyze problem behaviors, decipher the latest studies, and correct common misconceptions and outmoded theories. The book includes:

• Effective, veterinary-approved positive training methods
• Expert advice on socialization, housetraining, diet, and exercise
• Remedies for behavior problems such as OCD and aggression

With Decoding Your Dog the experts’ experts deliver a must-have dog behavior guide that ultimately challenge the way we think about our dogs.