Feline Reproduction

August 2022
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  • Published
    12th August 2022
  • ISBN 9781789247084
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"

Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and as homes become smaller, and single-person households become more common, it is predicted that the numbers being bred and kept will only grow.

In Feline Reproduction, the global author team cover all aspects of reproduction in the queen and the tom. Beginning with basic anatomy and normal reproduction, thet goes on to cover practical knowledge about pregnancy, neonatal care, breeding soundness exams, and semen cryopreservation. The book also includes an overview of factors, diseases, and abnormal conditions affecting reproduction, such as infertility, causes of abortion and contraception.

Covering both pet patients and nondomestic species, this book provides a thorough grounding in feline reproduction for the general veterinary practitioner, veterinary student, animal scientist, and experienced cat breeder.

"Profusely illustrated and offering a listing of all the contributors and their credentials, Feline Reproduction is comprise of twenty-eight erudite, expert and informative articles that collectively cover all aspects of the subject.... unreservedly recommended for veterinary clinic, college and university library Feline Studies collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists."

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Section 1: Queen
Chapter 1: Reproductive anatomy and puberty in the queen. Michelle A. Kutzler.
Chapter 2: Feline Estrous Cycle. Lindsey M. Vansandt.
Chapter 3: Manipulation of the feline estrous cycle. Cindy Maenhoudt and Sandra Goericke-Pesch.
Chapter 4: Breeding and cattery management. Aime K. Johnson.
Chapter 5: Causes of infertility in the queen. Alain Fontbonne and Zuzanna Niewiadomska.
Chapter 6: Pregnancy diagnosis and management. Juliette Roos and Alain Fontbonne.
Chapter 7: Causes of abortion. Jamie M. Douglas and Aime K. Johnson.
Chapter 8: Periparturient diseases in the queen. Natalie S. Fraser.
Chapter 9: Management of parturition. Natalie S. Fraser.
Chapter 10: Neonatal resuscitation and care. Aime K. Johnson and Jacob A. Johnson.
Chapter 11: Neonatal diseases. Aime K. Johnson.
Chapter 12: Termination of pregnancy. Sandra Goericke-Pesch.
Chapter 13: Disorders of the ovary. Aime K. Johnson.
Chapter 14: Disorders of the uterus. Carla Barstow.
Chapter 15: Disorders of the caudal reproductive tract. Aime K. Johnson.
Chapter 16: Disorders of the mammary gland. Diane Delmain.
Section 2: Tom
Chapter 17: Reproductive anatomy and puberty in the tom. Michelle A. Kutzler.
Chapter 18: Semen collection and evaluation. Daniele Zambelli and Marco Cunto.
Chapter 19: Causes of infertility in the tom. Cristina Gobello.
Chapter 20: Disorders of the testicle and scrotum. Michelle A. Kutzler
Chapter 21: Disorders of the accessory sex glands. Michelle A. Kutzler
Chapter 22: Disorders of the prepuce and penis. Michelle A. Kutzler
Chapter 23: Semen cryopreservation. Daniele Zambelli and Marco Cunto.
Chapter 24: Use of epididymal sperm for preservation of genetics and artificial insemination. Riley E. Thompson, Fiona K. Hollinshead and Budhan S. Pukazhenthi.
Section 3: Clinical Applications and Art
Chapter 25: Clinical approach to infertility. Sandra Goericke-Pesch.
Chapter 26: Options for contraception in female and male felids. Cristina Gobello.
Chapter 27: Assisted reproductive techniques in the domestic cat. Jennifer B. Nagashima and Budhan S. Pukazhenthi.
Chapter 28: Application of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in non-domestic felids. William F. Swanson.

Aime Johnson, PhD

Dr. Aime Johnson graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2000. She entered private practice in North Central Texas where she spent a majority of her time working with performance horses, with a special interest in reproduction. She left private practice to complete a theriogenology residency at Texas A&M in 2005, and was board certified in the American College of Theriogenologists in August 2007. She joined the faculty at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in August 2007. Dr. Johnson’s research interests are all aspects of feline reproduction and non-surgical sterilization options for companion animals. She has also worked with other researchers involved with NIH funding for translational gene therapy to correct neurologic diseases in children using a feline model. She has five children and is married to a veterinary anesthesiologist, also at Auburn.

Michelle Kutzler, PhD

Dr. Michelle Kutzler graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation, she worked in dairy practice in Minnesota for four years before going to Cornell University to pursue a theriogenology residency under the supervision of Dr. Vicki Meyers-Wallen and Dr. Rob Gilbert. Dr. Kutzler stayed on at Cornell University for a PhD under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Nathanielsz. Her thesis research investigated the effects of dexamethasone on placental vascular blood flow. Since 2002, Dr. Kutzler has been at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. She teaches numerous courses including Companion Animal Production, Mammalian Reproductive Biology, and Hormone Action. She has published several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the field of small animal Theriogenology as well as co-edited the book Small Animal Pediatrics. Dr Kutzler’s articles on “Estrus induction and synchronization in canids and felids” and “Non-surgical methods of contraception and sterilization” were on the Elsevier list for the 25 most downloaded articles in 2009 and 2010, respectively. She is on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs and the Chair of Scientific Committee for the 2020 International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction. She is also a member of the Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Honor Roll. Dr. Kutzler and her husband (Sean) of 23 years have 3 amazing children, including one who is following in her mother’s footsteps at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Breeding Soundness Exam; Cat; Feline; Feline Contraception; veterinary infertility; veterinary neonatal care; feline pregnancy; Pregnancy loss; Queen; tom; feline reproduction; feline reproductive disorders; Semen Collection; Semen Cryopreservation