Fully updated and revised, the fourth edition of this popular textbook provides a complete and comprehensive account of how to successfully breed horses. Beginning with a grounding in reproductive anatomy, it reviews endocrine control and selection for breeding mares and stallions, pregnancy, parturition and lactation. - Important new techniques such as cloning, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) are covered in detail and bring the reader up to date. - Over 300 photographs and two-colour illustrations help to explain the text. - A bestselling textbook from an expert, well-known author. This textbook provides complete coverage of equine reproductive physiology, and will continue to be required reading for many equine science and related veterinary courses.
Mina studied for her degree in Animal Science in Nottingham University. After going on to study for her PhD at Aberystwyth University she was awarded the Animal Health Trust Wooldridge farm livestock personal post-doctoral scholarship to continue her research at the University. As a member of staff of the Welsh Agricultural College she set up the Equine Department and courses. Since joining the University Mina has headed up the equine courses, and over time has developed and managed as well as taught on a wide range of equine science and studies courses, ranging from Foundation degree to MSc. Mina has particular responsibility for postgraduate students and for many years has been Course Director of the MSc Equine Science and MSc Animal Science courses in addition to supervising research students. Mina attained a University teaching excellence award in 2010 and a Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship Award in 2014. Mina has taught on and held external examiner/adviser positions in numerous Universities in UK and abroad. Mina has published widely in the scientific and popular press in addition to being the author of 3 text books. Mina has been a horse owner and rider since childhood.
1: The Reproductive Anatomy of the Mare 2: The Reproductive Anatomy of the Stallion 3: Control of Reproduction in the Mare 4: Control of Reproduction in the Stallion 5: The Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy in the Mare 6: Endocrine Control of Pregnancy in the Mare 7: The Physical Process of Parturition 8: The Endocrine Control of Parturition 9: The Anatomy and Physiology of Lactation 10: Control of Lactation in the Mare 11: Selection of the Mare and Stallion for Breeding 12: Preparation of the Mare and Stallion for Covering 13: Mating Management 14: Management of the Pregnant Mare 15: Management of the Mare at Parturition 16: Management of the Lactating Mare and Young Foal 17: Weaning and Management of Young Stock 18: Stallion Management 19: Infertility 20: Artificial Insemination 21: Embryo Transfer and Assisted Reproductive Techniques in the Mare