Biotechnologies Applied to Animal Reproduction: Current Trends and Practical Applications for Reproductive Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biotechnologies Applied to Animal Reproduction

Current Trends and Practical Applications for Reproductive Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Juan Carlos Gardón, Katy Satué

Apple Academic Press

419 pages | 19 Color Illus. | 15 B/W Illus.

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This comprehensive volume focuses on recent trends and new technologies used in the management of reproduction in major farm animals, focusing on both males and females of bovine, equine, and porcine species. With chapters written by scientists who specialize in their respective topics, the volume presents a selection of different technologies that have been developed to assure reproductive success by improving reproductive efficiency, generating germplasm banks, and maintaining genetic diversity in cattle, horses, and pigs.

In the last decade, reproductive technologies in veterinary medicine have progressed considerably, providing high profitability to livestock farms. This book provides basic and applied information on the most used reproductive technologies in bovine, equine, and porcine species for academics, scientists, and veterinarians. The volume discusses reproductive and postpartum management, reproductive ultrasound, sperm management, egg retrieval, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, nutrition, genetics, and certain clinical aspects, such as endocrinology and robustness of reproductive systems.


“The book is designed to provide the reader with the most recent information on the practical application of a series of advanced reproductive technologies in the major farm animal species, such as cattle, pigs, and horses, with emphasis on female and male cattle. The readership will appreciate the detailed description of the technologies, their critical appraisal, the extensive reference lists and the rich illustration of the book.”

From the Foreword by Prof. Dr. Heiner Niemann, Hannover Medical University, Germany

Table of Contents

Part 1: Bovine

1. Bovine Reproductive Management

José Javier De La Mata and Gabriel A. Bó

2. Ultrasonography in Bovine Gynecology

Giovanni Gnemmi, Juan Carlos Gardón, and Cristina Maraboli

3. Ultrasonography of the Bovine Reproductive System: Ultrasound Management of the Male Reproductive System

Giovanni Gnemmi, Juan Carlos Gardón, and Cristina Maraboli

4. Postpartum Management in Dairy Cows

Giovanni Gnemmi, Juan Carlos Gardón, and Cristina Maraboli

5. Reproductive Efficiency in Dairy Cows: Changing Trends!!

Ana Heras-Molina, José Luis Pesantez Pacheco, and Susana Astiz

6. Ovum Pick-Up (OPU) in Cattle: An Update

Salvador Ruiz López

Part 2: Equine

7. Clinical Endocrinology of Pregnant Mares

Katy Satué and María Marcilla

8. Equine Semen Preservation: Current and Future Trends

Lydia Gil Huerta, Cristina Álvarez, and Victoria Luño Lázaro

Part 3: Porcine

9. The Journey of the Porcine Spermatozoa from Its Origin to the Fertilization Site: The Road in vivo vitro

Cristina Soriano-Úbeda, Francisco Alberto García-Vázquez, and Carmen Matás

10. Reproductive Biotechnologies Applied to Artificial Insemination in Swine

Francisco Alberto García-Vázquez et al.


About the Editors

Juan Carlos Gardón, PhD, is currently working as a professor in the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary and Experimental Sciences of the Catholic University of Valencia San Vicente Mártir (UCV), Spain.

Katy Satué, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the CEU-Cardinal Herrera University, Valencia, Spain.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Equine
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal
SCIENCE / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry