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Biotechnologies Applied to Animal Reproduction Current Trends and Practical Applications for Reproductive Management

Edited By Juan Carlos Gardón, Katy Satué Copyright 2021
    354 Pages 19 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    354 Pages 19 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    354 Pages 19 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

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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.


    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 Vs.in 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.



    Veterinary and Experimental Sciences of the Catholic University of Valencia San Vicente Mártir (UCV),

    Valencia, Spain, where he is also the Director of the UCV Veterinary Farm. He also participates in

    academic postgraduate activities at the Veterinary Faculty of Murcia University, Spain. He has over 30

    years of teaching and research experience. He is the author of eight book chapters and has published

    over 200 research papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings. His main

    research interests include animal physiology, physiology and biotechnology of reproduction either in

    males or females, the study of gametes under in vitro conditions, and the use of ultrasound as a

    complement to physiological studies and development of applied biotechnologies.

    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. She teaches courses in

    general pathology, integrated in the module of applied bases of the equine veterinary clinic for the 2nd,

    3rd and 4th years of the degree program in veterinary sciences. Her research activity is focused in the

    field of hematology, biochemistry, immunology, and fundamentally in equine endocrinology in pregnant

    Spanish purebreed mares. Dr. Satué has participated in 10 research projects and has written two books

    and 14 book chapters published by international publishing houses related to her research areas. She

    has written many scientific publications in international journals and has attended many international

    congresses. Since 2014, she has been responsible for the Clinical Analysis Laboratory of the Veterinary

    Clinical Hospital of CEU Cardinal Herrera University.

    “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

    [REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION]Chemyong J Ko, PhD(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)**Description**This book introduces the fundamental basics of reproductive technologies
    currently employed in bovine, equine, and porcine species.**Purpose**The purpose is to provide current knowledge about the reproductive technologies
    that are being employed for maximizing reproductive outcomes.**Audience**The audience includes both students majoring in animal science or veterinary
    medicine as well as practitioners. This book will serve well the learning needs
    of students and as an introduction of new technologies to practitioners and
    farmers. The authors are authorities in managing reproduction of production animals.**Features**After providing a historical view of each technology, the book then compares
    them, detailing the pros and cons of each one with supporting scientific data
    from published studies, so that readers can choose the appropriate one for
    their applications.**Assessment**This is an excellent book from experts in the field of animal reproductive biology.-Weighted Numerical Score: 91 - 4 Stars!