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Pig Reproduction Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Control of Pig Reproduction VII
edited by C.J. Ashworth

Control of Pig Reproduction VII reflects the proceedings of The Seventh International Conference on Pig Reproduction which was held in The Netherlands in June 2005.

Twenty-four invited speakers from nine countries reviewed recent developments in:

  • Relationship of the Brain
  • Pituitary
  • Adipose Tissue Axis to Reproduction
  • Gonads
  • Uterus / Embryo
  • Nutrition/ Environment
  • Controlled reproduction
  • Genetics / Transgenics / Cloning

Contents

Relationship of the Brain - Pituitary - Adipose Tissue Axis to Reproduction

  • Distribution and gene expression of neuropeptides during brain development
  • Foetal and neonatal development of luteinising hormone and its regulatory systems in the pig
  • Gene expression in the brain-pituitary adipose tissue axis and luteinising hormone secretion during prepubertal development in the gilt
  • Transsynaptic connections between the hypothalamus and adipose tissue: relationship to reproduction

Gonads

  • Androgens in female pig reproduction: actions mediated by the androgen receptor
  • The role of intra-luteal factors in the control of the porcine corpus luteum
  • The boar testis: the most versatile steroid-producing organ known
  • Genetic variation in sperm production

Uterus/Embryo

  • Uterine development and endometrial programming
  • Maternal recognition of pregnancy signal or endocrine disruptor: the two faces of oestrogen during establishment of pregnancy in the pig
  • Inhibition of luteolysis and embryo-uterine interactions during the peri-implantation period in pigs
  • The use of microarrays to define functionally-related genes that are differentially expressed in the cycling pig uterus

Nutrition/Environment

  • Dietary fat and reproduction in the post partum sow
  • Stress, cortisol and reproduction in female pigs
  • Seasonality of reproduction in gilts and sows
  • Effects of boar stimuli on he follicular phase and on oestrous behaviour in sows

Controlled Reproduction

  • Influence of semen on inflammatory modulators of embryo implantation
  • Harnessing the biology of the oviduct for the benefit of artificial insemination
  • Strategies to improve fertility of frozen-thawed boar semen for artificial insemination
  • Cryopreservation and transfer of pig embryos

Genetics/Transgenics/Cloning

  • Deciphering the pig genome to understand gamete production
  • Factors influencing the commercialisation of cloning in the pork industry
  • Structural, biochemical and functional aspects of sperm-oocyte interactions in pigs
  • Germ cell transplantation in pigs advances and applications

Index

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Control of Pig Reproduction VII
edited by C.J. Ashworth and R. R. Kraeling
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