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, it goes on to cover practical knowledge about pregnancy, neonatal care, breeding soundness exams, and semen cryopreservation. It 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.
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.