Contents: Preface. 1. Study of female genitalia and its biometry. 2. Methods of estrus detection in farm and companion animals including vaginal cytology. 3. Collection and examination of vaginal mucus by various techniques. 4. Demonstration of different hormonal preparations and their uses. 5. Different protocols for induction and synchronization of estrus super ovulation and embryo transfer. 6. Pregnancy diagnosis and its differential diagnosis. 7. Use of gynecological instruments and appliances. 8. Evaluation of female animals for breeding soundness. 9. Demonstration of reproductive pathological conditions using museum specimens. 10. Sexual health control, life history card for the female, recording system for reproductive performance. 11. Demonstration of ultrasonographic imaging of reproductive organs and pregnancy. 12. Oocyte collection and grading.
This book to be called in strict sense, is a practical manual to cater to the needs of veterinary community. This manual is based on the revised and current VCI syllabus meeting the norms of MSVE guidelines 2008. This particular volume of the series covers the course, veterinary gynaecology, VGO-411. The revised guidelines were enforced recently, and ever since, the old laboratory manuals which were available by the respective colleges became outdated. Hence, there was no manual available in the market according to the latest and revised syllabus. Hence a need was felt by us to come out with a book, unique in its class, first of its kind in the field of Veterinary Gynaecology in India, which will cater to the needs of the undergraduate students studying in different colleges of India, as now a uniform syllabus pattern is observed by Veterinary Council of India. Hence, this volume one of the three series covering the three undergraduate courses in veterinary gynaecology and obstetrics department, will serve as a ready reckoner for the practical portion of VGO-411 course. At the end of each topic, we have given student exercises which had to be completed after completion of practical and submitted to the concerned course teacher.
Besides this, this manual would also serve as a handy diagnostic tool for Veterinarians serving in the field or engaged in practice, as it has the details of the common diagnostic and laboratory procedures, which are of immense value.