Breeding a Litter

A Complete Guide to Mating, Whelping and Puppy Rearing

Author: Jim M. Evans,Caroline Ackroyd-Gibson

Publisher: Ringpress Books Limited

ISBN: 9781860542442

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 2520

This text contains information on everything you need to know about mating, whelping and puppy-rearing, whether planned or unplanned.

The Book of the Bitch

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches

Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860540233

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 6828

A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner

The Dog Breeder’s Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527524191

Category: Medical

Page: 846

View: 9708

This unique resource offers a general overview of canine body systems and how each system affects the breeding process. Key topics include nutrition, pharmacology, microbiology, parasitology, vaccinations, genetics, and endocrinology, as well as normal anatomy and disorders of the male and female reproductive systems. It provides illustrations which make important information more readily available and provide more accurate representations of actual clinical appearance. Each chapter begins with frequently asked questions and answers, offering quick and easy access to key information, and ends with a “Test Your Understanding” section that encourages readers to review what they have just read and apply it to real-life situations. The book also includes a first aid appendix which offers quick access to information related to various emergencies, and an appendix covering common problems seen in dogs. New in this second edition are an expanded section on genetics, information about alternative therapies such as herbal therapy and acupuncture, and details specifically for veterinary professionals.

The English Whippet

Author: E. G. Walsh,Mary Lowe

Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS

ISBN: 9781904784036

Category:

Page: 296

View: 1638

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 7430

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.

Modern Livestock & Poultry Production

Author: James R. Gillespie,Frank Flanders

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428318089

Category: Social Science

Page: 1136

View: 1895

Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th Edition, entices and engages readers with new, full-color photographs and illustrations, and up-to-date comprehensive information. Having undergone extensive updates, Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th Edition includes current issues in animal agriculture including, biosecurity, animal ID, and vertical integration, while still incorporating vital agriscience and production information, including real-life applications, required for high school students success in the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Developments in Biosciences: Their Implications for Laboratory Animal Science

Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1–5 June 1987

Author: Anton Beynen,H.A. Solleveld

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780898383546

Category: Medical

Page: 457

View: 7557

Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June1-5, 1987

Walker's Marsupials of the World

Author: Ronald M. Nowak

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882111

Category: Nature

Page: 226

View: 2343

Authoritative and engaging, this volume from the Walker's Mammals series focuses on marsupials, pouched animals whose unusual method of reproduction—between egg laying and placental birth—places them in a unique category among mammals. A comprehensive guide to the biology and distribution of marsupials, this book includes common and scientific names, size and physical traits, habitat and ecology, behavior and social interactions, reproduction, life span, and conservation. The text is coupled with illustrations from the collections of leading photographers and the world's greatest museums. An introduction by marsupial expert Christopher R. Dickman describes the evolution and current status of marsupials and reveals why they add so much intrigue to the natural world.

Intellectual Property Rights in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Author: Max Frederick Rothschild,Scott Newman

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998381

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 7470

Intellectual property and patents involving animals is an ever-changing field. The purpose of this book is to review the role that intellectual property plays in the development of modern animal breeding and genetics. It includes discussion of the history of animal patenting, common forms ofintellectual property, economic issues related to patent protection and the funding of research, ethical issues, and the consequences of intellectual property in the modern animal genetics market place.

Small Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book

Author: Richard W. Nelson,C. Guillermo Couto

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323065120

Category: Medical

Page: 1504

View: 6627

Learn to effectively recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal medical conditions with this invaluable reference. Small Animal Internal Medicine, Fourth Edition, emphasizes practical diagnostic approaches and focuses on the clinically relevant aspects of patient medical management. Extensive color illustrations, boxes, and algorithms, plus new photographs, schematic representations, and updated tables, set this book apart. With its highly functional design and clear, expert voice, this text delivers the most relevant information for the internal medical challenges you’re most likely to face. Utilizes a problem-oriented approach, beginning with a discussion of clinical signs and diagnostic recommendations and techniques and moving on to therapeutic considerations and management Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective specialty. Limited number of authors provides consistency. Clear, step-by-step procedural guidelines thoroughly describe each procedure. Cross-referencing throughout the book reduces redundancy and makes information easy to locate. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter alert you to the latest research findings. Comprehensive drug tables provide recommended dosages and indications. Purposefully written to enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills based on clinical findings. Hundreds of summary boxes and tables allow quick access to clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, drugs, and treatment. Full-color format brings you accurate visual depictions of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures. Two new section editors bring a fresh perspective. Discussion of Immune-Mediated Disorders has been significantly expanded and made into its own section. Hundreds of new, full-color photographs and quick reference tables throughout Completely updated drug and treatment guidelines tables

Arthur's Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics E-Book

Author: David E. Noakes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070203990X

Category: Medical

Page: 960

View: 5352

"Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics has been the standard reference textbook for veterinary students for many years, as well as for students of animal science and related disciplines; in addition it has also been a useful reference source for the practicing veterinary surgeon. The new edition builds on the success of the previous edition covering normal reproduction and reproductive disorders and diseases in the common and less common domesticated species (llamas, alpacas, camels). The book has been completely revised with full colour throughout to include recent developments in reproductive biology and endocrinology, as well as the new knowledge on the causes and treatment of reproductive disease." "This is a reference text that has been refreshed well and warrants a place on practice bookshelves." - Veterinary Record, Feb 2011 Classic text reference Covering all aspects of reproduction and obstetrics in all common and less common domestic species Only book covering full range of domestic animals Practical clinical approach throughout Thorough updating throughout to reflect changes in practice since the last edition New authors and contributors to ensure contemporary and international approach (contributors from Finland, the Netherlands, USA, Denmark an New Zealand) Full colour throughout

The Chihuahua

El Perrito the Little Dog

Author: Betty Stallard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493107658

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 6490

There are many books on Chihuahuas in the public arena. They deal with the cute little dog, the yappy little pest, and very simple basics of feeding, cleaning, and caring for any pet. There are books on Chihuahua history and the history of those who have brought them to the forefront as beloved companions of the day. Until now, however, there has not been a comprehensive and comprehensible book on the next level.

Small Animal Pediatrics - E-Book

The First 12 Months of Life

Author: Michael E. Peterson,Michelle Kutzler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701957

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 9348

A practical reference for the general veterinary clinician, Small Animal Pediatrics: The First 12 Months of Life compiles into a single location the latest information in the rapidly developing field of canine and feline pediatrics. Editors Michael Peterson, DVM, MS, and Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT are joined by more than 40 expert contributors in providing coverage from prenatal care to one year of age. For ease of use, the text is divided into four sections. A General Considerations section opens the book by covering prenatal care of the bitch and queen, birth, normal physical examinations, growth, husbandry, nutrition, care of orphans, neonatal mortality, behavior, emergency and critical care, and immunology. The second section, Common Infectious Diseases, covers bacterial, viral, fungal, rickettsial, and parasitic infections. The third section describes diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the young patient including radiology, ultrasound, aesthetic and surgical considerations, pain management, pharmacology, and clinical pathology. Finally, the fourth section covers a variety of organ systems with discussions on normal development, congenital conditions, and acquired diseases. The text also includes information that is usually difficult to find, including a pediatric formulary, care of orphan puppies, clinical pathology values, prenatal care, and normal growth and development guidelines. This book will be a significant asset to any veterinary library! Offers a practical, clinically oriented resource for the unique diagnostic and treatment challenges posed by pediatric and juvenile animal patients. Includes comprehensive coverage of all special problems encountered in pet management from birth through the first 12 months of life. Provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for important clinical procedures and techniques for the most vulnerable of small animal patients. Covers procedures such as intraosseous catheterization and fluid therapy, venipuncture, and tube feeding. Includes guidelines for designing and implementing a successful pediatric wellness program tailored to your own practice. Discusses infectious diseases in young animals, zoonotic potential, and human public health concerns. Provides key new information on puppy and kitten behavioral development including guidance for prevention and intervention for problem behaviors, the leading cause of pet euthanasia. Includes guidelines for kennel and cattery health management as well as shelter medicine health considerations. Discusses controversial health and ethical issues in veterinary pediatrics, such as ear cropping, tail docking, declawing, and early spay/neuter surgery (including both pro and con positions). Includes the latest recommendations for nutritional care of healthy and "special needs" puppies and kittens as well as the post-parturient and nursing dam. Offers an easy-to-use, well-organized format for quick and easy access to the most relevant information.

Theriogenology, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Catherine Lamm,Chelsea Makloski

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744476

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 9993

Guest Editors Catherine Lamm and Chelsea Makloski review articles in theriogenology for the small animal practitioner. Topics will include: managing the reproductive cycle in the bitch, clinical techniques of artificial insemination in dogs, current advances in gestation and parturition in cats and dogs, clinical approaches to infertility in the bitch, the problem stud dog, guide to emergency interception during parturition in the dog and cat, clinical approach to abortion, still birth and neonatal death in cats and dogs, disorders of sexual development, common lesions in the male reproductive tract of cats and dog, common lesions in the female reproductive tract of cats and dogs, bacterial reproductive pathogens of cats and dogs, viral reproductive pathogens of cats and dogs, and more!

The German Shepherd Big Book: All About the German Shepherd Breed

What Every Shepherd Owner Needs to Know About His or Her Pet

Author: Amy Morford

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1635015804

Category: Pets

Page: 74

View: 8949

You love German Shepherds. They are great family dogs exhibiting fierce loyalty, impressive good looks, intelligence, courage, and a highly protective nature. Who can blame you for wanting a German Shepherd as your lifelong "best friend" and protector? Not so fast! While it's true that the German Shepherd is a popular, highly valued and desirable canine companion; the breed, much like all breeds, is not a perfect fit for every person, setting, lifestyle or family situation. Amy Morford created the The German Shepherd Big Book to help you figure out if a German Shepherd is a good pet for your individual needs as well as determining if you can meet the demanding emotional and physical requirements of the breed. This book is not intended as a training guide. It was created to familiarize you with the German's Shepherd's background, main characteristics, dominant traits, and health concerns; with tips on selection and care. Morford kicks off with a fascinating history of the breed--thoroughly explaining how a dog that was originally bred to herd sheep morphed into a drug and cadaver discovery working dog; a service and therapy dog to the blind, deaf, and disabled; protective family pet, military dog or police patrol partner. In the second chapter, Morford examines the time, money, energy-level, and lifestyle required to meet the needs of a German Shepherd so that both the dog and its human companion aren't miserable because of a failure to provide proper food, shelter, exercise, and companionship. To assist in selecting your first German Shepherd, Morford compares and contrasts American versus German bloodlines; male versus female: a puppy versus an adult dog; various coat types and colors; and breeder versus rescue adoption. Two must-read chapters concern how to select a breeder and common health problems experienced by the breed. Don't buy a German Shepherd without reading those chapters!

Breeding Dogs For Dummies

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068632

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 6580

So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound purebreds, on the other hand, is a labor of love that involves all of the above and a whole lot more. If you really love dogs then you need to consult with an expert on the many responsibilities, rules, and regulations dog breeding entails before you take the leap. And that’s where Breeding Dogs For Dummies comes in. Written by Rick Beauchamp, professional breeder, exhibitor, and author of numerous books on the care and feeding of purebred dogs, Breeding Dogs For Dummies fills you in on every facet of the business. Packed with priceless insider tips and expert advice and guidance, it tells you what you need to know to: Decide whether dog breeding is really for you Choose the right breed for you Create the best possible breeding environment for your dogs Establish a breeding program Find the right breeding stock Comply with all government and AKC regulations Care for and socialize your pups Find the right owners for your dogs Explore what it takes to start a breeding program that will ensure your dogs’ health and enhance their lineage for fun and profit. Topics covered in detail include: Selecting breeding stock and keeping track of breed types Understanding purebred genetics and genotype characteristics Finding and selecting the right stud dog and brood bitch Prenatal care, whelping, and raising puppies Running a successful dog breeding business—including tips on budgeting, taxes, registration, charting, planning litters, transactions, sales contracts, and more Breeding puppies involves many responsibilities, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of your life. Make sure that it is—order a copy of Breeding Dogs For Dummies today.