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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 Resources: Required: 1- Course notes 2- Powerpoint lectures Recommended: 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 Evaluation: 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 Final Laboratory Practical 10% 21 or 23rd of May 2007 Theoretical 30 % 26 May – 4th of June 2007 Page 1 of 3 Attendance: 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, tumors 2. Cystic ovarian disease d. Anestrus in dairy cows (causes, prevalence and clinical forms) Page 2 of 3 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 Page 3 of 3
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