Offering the most current insights on horse breeding, this book covers the entire reproductive system, normal and abnormal mare physiology, and a wide range of reproductive problems commonly seen in both the mare and stallion. Coverage includes advanced reproductive techniques, with numerous breeding strategies to help you achieve optimal fertility rates. Contents: Section I) The Normal Female Reproductive System: Ovulation and Corpus Luteum Development. The Follicle: Practical Aspects of Follicle Control. Estrus Synchronization. Estrus Suppression. The Normal Uterus in Estrus. Intrauterine Diagnostic Procedures. Uterine Contractility. Section II) Female Reproductive Problems: Diagnosis and Management: Fertility Expectations and Management of Optimal Fertility. Endocrine Tests. Cytogenic Evaluation. Diagnosis of Oviductal Disorders and Diagnostic Techniques. Ovulation Failure. Ovarian Abnormalities. Uterine Therapy for Mares with Fluid. Uterine Therapy for Mares with Bacterial Infections. Treatment of Fungal Endometritis. Management Regimens for Uterine Cysts. Some Unusual Conditions of the Uterus. Congenital Abnormalities Involving the Cervix and Uterus. Cervical Tears. Cervical Failure to Dilate. Cervical Adhesions. Vulvar Conformation. Selective Reproductive Surgery of the Broodmare. Infectious and Neoplastic Conditions of the Vulva and Perineum. Section III) The Normal Male Reproductive System: Anatomy and Examination of the Normal Testicle. The Epididymis. Behavior of the Normal Stallion. Section IV) Male Reproductive Problems: Diagnosis and Managemen: Testicular Descent and Cryptorchidism. Testicular Abnormalities. Testicular Biopsy. Spermatogenic Arrest (Testicular Degeneration). Endoscopy of the Reproductive Tract in the Stallion. Penile Abnormalities. Penile Infections. Trauma to the Penis. Significance of Bacteria Affecting the Stallion´s Reproductive System. The Subfertile Stallion. Endocrine Diagnostics and Therapeutics for the Stallion with Declining Fertility. Section V) Semen Collection and Evaluation: Evaluation of Raw Semen. Urospermia and Hemospermia. Transmission of Diseases Through Semen. Advanced Semen Test for Stallions. Preservation of Genetics from Dead and Dying Stallions. Insemination with Frozen Semen: Some Management Considerations for Stallions Section VI) Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Collection and Transfer of Oocytes in Mares. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. In Vitro Fertilization. In Vitro Oocyte Maturation. Low-Dose Insemination Techniques. Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies. Section VII) The Pregnant Mare: Diagnosis and Management: Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Mare. Fetal Sex Determination. Twin Reduction Techniques. Early Embryonic Loss. Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome. Maintenance of Pregnancy. Late Term Pregnancy Monitoring. Dystocia and Fetotomy. Premature Lactation in Mares. Mastitis. Normal Prefoaling Mammary Secretions. Colostrum. Section VIII) The Post-Foaling Mare: The Postpartum Mare. Prefoaling and Postfoaling Complications. Postpartutient Abnormalities.