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BOOKS ON EQUINE REPRODUCTION
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When McKinnon and Voss published their original 1100 page tome "Equine Reproduction" in 1993, it quickly became recognised as "the" current text book on the subject, and was used by most veterinary teaching Universities. The second edition of this book has grown dramatically to two volumes with 3056 pages and is not a disappointment! It is technical in it's content, but will undoubtedly answer any question the average to advanced breeder has on equine reproduction.
Photographs and charts are numerous, with an additional CD that has photographs in colour. There is next to no stone left unturned, making this book a very valuable resource for the serious breeder! If you are that serious breeder, a veterinarian working in the equine reproductive field, or a veterinary student interested in equine reproduction, you need this book!
"Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction" is a comprehensive book of the latest techniques, protocols and treatments - many advanced - in use in equine reproduction. Offering much advanced theory as well as "how to" applications for equine reproduction management, this is not a book of basic information. If the reader is searching for essential but fundamental information, although there will certainly be areas of use, there are other resources better suited. If however the reader is searching for an excellent, well produced and well illustrated book on current techniques and advanced theories in equine reproduction, this book is a wealth of information!
Authored by three practicing veterinarians long recognized domestically and internationally as being renowned authorities in their fields, this trio has drawn together a further group of experts to write individual chapters. The interesting "spin" of this text book is the information presented is of a highly practical nature for use in the field as well as being academically informative and accurate. Names of individual chapter authors read like an "Equine Reproduction Who's Who", with a listing - quite literally - from A-Z of world renowned experts.
This is a "must-have" for any equine practitioner or advanced breeding manager wishing to expand their knowledge of current reproductive therapy and applications!
Written by one of Britain's leading experts in equine reproduction, this is a fascinating collection of problems and diagnoses. Illustrated with graphic photos, it is an interesting book that
is of much technical value.
This comprehensive text is extremely valuable for the practicing veterinarian and the technically literate lay breeder. Working in an easy to follow point format, it covers a wide variety of
equine reproduction topics ranging from basic terminology to an overview of advanced assisted reproductive technologies.
"Manual of Equine Reproduction"
by Steven P. Brinsko DVM, Terry L. Blanchard DVM MS Dipl ACT, Dickson D. Varner DVM MS Dipl ACT, James Schumacher DVM MS MRCVS Dip ACVS, Charles C. Love DVM, published by C.V. Mosby; 3rd edition; 2010
This is an excellent book, with clear and understandable explanations for both the veterinarian and lay person. There are many pictures and illustrations, and charts listing valuable information such as suitable intra-uterine drug therapies. A very valuable addition to the breeder's library!
Published in 1992, this book although dated in some areas remains a valuable resource for more advanced mare reproductive information. Ginther is renowned for having performed much of the modern day research into mare reproductive function, with particular emphasis on hormonal issues and ultrasound. This book contains much useful information for the more advanced reproductive technician or veterinarian.
A highly comprehensive book on the subject of reproductive and other equine ultrasonography. Has excellent illustrations and images of normal and abnormal reproductive structures of both the
mare and the stallion.
This is an excellent reference book for the breeder, with detailed explanations of many of the more intricate aspects of breeding such as semen analysis. Some areas are however a little out
of date, and I hope that maybe the book will be updated and re-released sometime soon. Even with this in mind, it is still a valuable resource to have on the library shelf.
Again, an older book, but very much one that should be included on the more technically-minded breeder's bookshelf. This book details the actual "why's and wherefore's" of the genetic process
- what actually occurs to produce that certain colour or trait.
Considered by many to be the definitive reference on colour genetics, if you are a breeder who "breeds for colour" (or if from the USA, for "color"!), then this is a book you absolutely
cannot live without!
Although this book is not up-to-date in some matters, it remains a good book for a breeder to have, and explains the mare and birthing process in detail, in a language understandable by the
non-veterinarian. I would however caution that there are many descriptions of what can go wrong, and for the first-time foaler it can be a little daunting. Don't be concerned! Although these
things can happen, most times they don't!
Written very much in the same vein as her other book "Blessed Are The Broodmares", this is a very understandable book that picks up where the previous book left off (i.e. after the birthing
process). Again, new foal owners be warned, most of the problems detailed don't happen often!
Dr. Squires is the supervisor of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Equine Sciences Program at Colorado State University, and is recognised as one of the
current leaders in the field of equine reproduction. Being written by an author with these credentials behind him, I feel that this book has the potential to dispell many of the myths
surrounding stallions and their management for breeding. I am looking forward to reading it myself.
Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. writes: Reprint, with corrections, of the original hardcover edition, c1993. Provides a comprehensive text showing how horses can be
successfully bred. Includes how an understanding of reproduction in the stallion and mare can be used to optimize breeding and stud management. For students and veterinarians. Softcover.
Successfully shipping equine semen is not a complicated task, but often it seems that the process is shrouded in a cloak of mystery. This book is reputed to remove that cloak, and assist
everyone in achieving successful conception rates!
University of London, U.K. writes: Text on the common diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques for brood mares, for veterinary students and surgeons. New information on
technology, including ultrasound. Softcover.
Although I have not read this book, and although it is not specifically oriented towards reproduction, I am personally familiar with Dr. McDonnell and her work with her semi-feral pony herds
at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton facility, and as much of that work has concerned reproductive behaviour, I am sure that this book will deal with it.
I have not reviewed any of these videos - but as the saying goes "a picture is worth a thousand words", so I suspect that priced as they are they would be a useful addition
to the breeders video library.
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