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The Dog Breeder’s Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management

Author(s): Margaret Root Kustritz
Contributors: Margaret Root Kustritz;

Book Description

This unique resource offers a general overview of canine body systems and how each system affects the breeding process. Key topics include nutrition, pharmacology, microbiology, parasitology, vaccinations, genetics, and endocrinology, as well as normal anatomy and disorders of the male and female reproductive systems.

It provides illustrations which make important information more readily available and provide more accurate representations of actual clinical appearance. Each chapter begins with frequently asked questions and answers, offering quick and easy access to key information, and ends with a “Test Your Understanding” section that encourages readers to review what they have just read and apply it to real-life situations. The book also includes a first aid appendix which offers quick access to information related to various emergencies, and an appendix covering common problems seen in dogs.

New in this second edition are an expanded section on genetics, information about alternative therapies such as herbal therapy and acupuncture, and details specifically for veterinary professionals.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2124-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2124-9
Date of Publication: 01/02/2019
Pages / Size: 846 / A5
Price: £95.99
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Biography

Dr Margaret Root Kustritz is a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. After working in small animal private practice for several years, she returned to the University of Minnesota, completing a residency in Theriogenology. She achieved board certification in Theriogenology in 1994, and completed a PhD in Theriogenology in 1995. She is currently a Professor of Small Animal Reproduction and Assistant Dean of Education at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the author of several veterinary texts.