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									                        Jordan University of Science and Technology
                               Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
                                 Theriogenology I (VM 484)
                          Second Semester Feb 11th – June 4th 2007
What is the origin of the term Theriogenology?
Therio (=beast or animal) + gen/genesis (=beginning, birth, reproduction) +ology
(=study of)
According to Dorland's Medical Dictionary (25th Edition), theriogenology is that branch
of veterinary medicine which deals with reproduction, including the physiology and
pathology of male and female reproductive systems and the clinical practice of veterinary
obstetrics, gynecology, and semenology.
Course Instructors: Dr. Abdelsalam Talafha and Dr. Mohammad Ababneh
Course objectives:
This course is the first of two classes directed toward clinical animal reproduction. In
general, this class is designed to teach you reproductive management and diseases of the
female. In addition, andrology is covered in this class. This course is divided into two
major parts: we will cover in the first part the female and male ruminant theriogenology
and in the second part, we will cover equine and small animal theriogenology. More
detailed information about the topics that will be covered in these two parts will follow.
This class will take advantage of all previous courses that covered related materials to
animal reproduction. This includes anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology,
pharmacology and pathology.
The practical part of this class is designed to teach you how to perform detailed
reproductive examination of the female and male domestic animals.
Class Room: G2 121
Class days and time: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. 11:15 – 12:15
Lab days, time and place: Monday and Wednesday 2:15 – 5:15. Agriculture and
veterinary health centers
        1- Course notes
        2- Powerpoint lectures
        1- Current Therapy In Large Animal Theriogenology; Youngquist 1997
        2- Sheep and Goat Medicine; Chapter 6; D.G. Pugh 2002.
        3- Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition; P.L. Senger, 2003
        4- Arthur's Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics, 8th edition; 2001
Component %             Contribution to Final Grade Exam period based on JUST Calendar
Mid-term 1                      20%                   11 – 22 March 2007
Mid-term 2                      20 %                  22 April – 3 May 2007
Quizzes and evaluation          10%                   during lecture time
Laboratory practical            10%                   during lab sessions
        Laboratory Practical 10%                      21 or 23rd of May 2007
        Theoretical             30 %                  26 May – 4th of June 2007

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Students are expected to attend classes. Consequently, students are responsible for ALL
material presented or assigned during the scheduled class period and are expected to
obtain such information on their own should a class period be missed. Whenever
possible, absences will be discussed with the instructor in advance. Class attendance will
be taken in lecture and during laboratory exercises. Students will be allowed three
absences between every mid-term exam, and a total of six absences before the final.
Absences in excess of that stated above will result in the student failing in the course.
Policy on academic dishonesty and Make-up examinations: JUST regulations and
rules will be strictly implemented. Refer to University's student information book for
more details.
Course content
Bovine Theriogenology:
    1- Anatomy of the cow’s reproductive tract
    2- Clinical reproductive physiology of the cow
           a. Puberty
           b. Characteristics of the estrous cycle
           c. Signs of estrus
           d. Factors affecting estrous behaviour
           e. Estrus detection programs and aids
           f. Timing of insemination
    3- Reproductive examination of the non-pregnant cow
           a. Clinical examination by palpation
           b. Ovarian palpation
           c. Clinical changes during the estrous cycle
           d. Vaginoscopic examination
           e. Ultrasound as a reproductive management tool for dairy cattle
           f. Culturing techniques
           g. Uterine biopsy
    4- Estrous cycle synchronization programs for dairy cows
    5- Pathology of the reproductive system
           a. Gonadal differentiation
           b. Intersexes
           c. Pathology of the Female Reproductive Tract
                     i. Developmental defects of the female reproductive system
                    ii. Lesions of the uterine tubes
                  iii. Uterine tumors
                   iv. Lesions of the cervix, vagina, vestibule and vulva
                    v. Uterine infection (endometritis, metritis, pyometra)
                   vi. Infectious causes of bovine infertility (bovine venereal diseases)
                           1. Campylobacteriosis and Tritrichomoniasis
                  vii. Ovarian abnormalities
                           1. Agenesis, hypoplasia, parovarian cysts, hypofunction,
                           2. Cystic ovarian disease
           d. Anestrus in dairy cows (causes, prevalence and clinical forms)

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   6- Reproductive health programs for dairy herds
           a. Records and record systems
           b. Repeat breeder cows
           c. Factors affecting conception rates
           d. Managing reproductive efficiency
   7- Clinical uses of reproductive hormones
   8- Feeding dairy cows for efficient reproductive performance
   9- Stress and reproduction
   10- Clinical reproductive anatomy and physiology of the bull
   11- Breeding soundness examination of the bull
   12- Diseases of the reproductive system of the bull
   13- Artificial insemination in cattle

Small Ruminant Theriogenology:
  1- Female
         a. Anatomy
         b. Puberty
         c. Characteristics of the estrous cycle
         d. Breeding soundness examination
         e. Breeding management and estrous cycle synchronization
         f. Reproductive dysfunction
  2- Male
         a. Anatomy and physiology
         b. Breeding soundness examination
         c. Diseases of the reproductive system

Camel Theriogenology
  1- Puberty
  2- Breeding season
  3- Ovarian dynamics
  4- Synchronization and ovarian activity and artificial insemination
  5- Reproductive disorders in the female camel
         a. Diseases of the ovaries, uterine tube, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva
         b. Uterine infections
  6- Reproductive disorders in the male camel
         a. Diseases of the penis, prepuce, scrotum, testicles and epididymis

                                      Good Luck

                 Dr. Abdelsalam Talafha and Dr. Mohammad Ababneh

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