Comprehensive, up-to-date, and readable, this book offers unique coverage of both basic physiology as related to reproduction AND the application of physiology to the management of reproduction in livestock species.
A five-part presentation covers anatomy, function, and regulation; reproductive processes; artificial insemination; management for improved reproduction; and causes of reproductive failure.
For animal scientists, reproductive psychologists, animal caretakers, and herd managers.
You would think that not much has changed in how animals reproduce since the 1997 fourth edition or even the 1980 first. Bearden and Fuquay (both Mississippi State U.), however, revise their undergraduate textbook periodically based on suggestions from teachers and students. They assume the students to be majoring in animal or dairy science and to have a limited background in physiology, so they spend he first two chapters developing the terminology needed to discuss problems associated with the physiology of reproduction and the physiological processes controlling it, including recent information on gonadal proteins and the regulation of hormone receptor sites. Then they discuss reproductive processes, artificial insemination, management, and causes of failure. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)