This comprehensive volume focuses on recent trends and new technologies used in the management of

reproduction in major farm animals, focusing on both males and females of bovine, equine, and porcine

species. With chapters written by scientists who specialize in their respective topics, the volume

presents a selection of different technologies that have been developed to assure reproductive success

by improving reproductive efficiency, generating germplasm banks, and maintaining genetic diversity in

cattle, horses, and pigs.

In the last decade, reproductive technologies in veterinary medicine have progressed considerably,

providing high profitability to livestock farms. This book provides basic and applied information on the

most used reproductive technologies in bovine, equine, and porcine species for academics, scientists,

and veterinarians. The volume discusses reproductive and postpartum management, reproductive

ultrasound, sperm management, egg retrieval, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, nutrition,

genetics, and certain clinical aspects, such as endocrinology and robustness of reproductive systems.


section Section I|183 pages


chapter Chapter 1|18 pages

Bovine Reproductive Management

ByJosé Javier de la Mata, Gabriel Amilcar Bó

chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

Ultrasonography in Bovine Gynecology

ByGiovanni Gnemmi, Juan Carlos Gardón, Cristina Maraboli

chapter Chapter 3|27 pages

Ultrasonography of the Bovine Reproductive System: Ultrasound Management of the Male Reproductive System

ByGiovanni Gnemmi, Juan Carlos Gardón, Cristina Maraboli

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Postpartum Management in Dairy Cows

ByGiovanni Gnemmi, Juan Carlos Gardón, Cristina Maraboli

chapter Chapter 5|52 pages

Reproductive Efficiency in Dairy Cows: Change in Trends!

ByAna Heras-Molina, José Luis Pesantez Pacheco, Susana Astiz

chapter Chapter 6|45 pages

Ovum Pick-Up (OPU) in Cattle: An Update

BySalvador Ruiz López

section Section II|139 pages


chapter Chapter 7|39 pages

Clinical Endocrinology of Pregnant Mares

ByKaty Satué, María Marcilla

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

Equine Semen Preservation: Current and Future Trends

ByLydia Gil Huerta, Cristina Álvarez, Victoria Luño Lázaro

chapter Chapter 9|36 pages

The Journey of the Porcine Spermatozoa from Its Origin to the Fertilization Site: The Road In Vivo vs. In Vitro

ByCristina Soriano-Úbeda, Francisco Alberto García-Vázquez, Carmen Matás

chapter Chapter 10|41 pages

Reproductive Biotechnologies Applied to Artificial Insemination in Swine

ByFrancisco Alberto García-Vázquez, Chiara Luongo, Gabriela Garrappa, Ernesto Rodríguez Tobón