In the past half century great progress has been made in the reproductive management of farm animals both mammals and birds this book aims to review developments and indicate which reproductive technologies can be used commercially or in research. Reproductive techniques allow the dissemination of genes of interest and increased the reproductive capacities of animals these technologies can bring a lot of advantages but can also evoke strong emotions from the society. Farm animals reproductive performance determines the profitability and the intensity of achieved genetic improvement the reproductive performance of either accretion type or secretion type . This book focusses on the progress made in the management of reproduction of farm animals it reviews these developments and suggests which technologies can be used commercially or in research it discusses artificial insemination semen sexing embryo transfer in vitro embryo production and the control of oestrus and ovulation. Building on the successful structure of the first edition the second edition of reproductive technologies in farm animals has been revised to provide up to date accounts of the key techniques employed in manipulating reproduction in farm animals including beef and dairy cattle pigs sheep goats buffaloes camelids horses and poultry
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