Title: Canine Reproductive Behavior & Physiology for Veterinarians & Breeders
When: 10/25/2012 at 09:30 to 10/25/2012 at 17:30
Where: Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
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Canine reproductive behavior is absolutely fascinating. Whether you are a breeder, a veterinarian or a trainer, you owe it to yourself to learn about this compelling subject from one of the world's foremost experts. Topics include: How the reproductive endocrinology of male and female dogs differs substantially from that of other mammals; How the bitch's seasonally monestrous cycle compares to polyesterous and seasonally polyestrous cycles; Behavior tests to pinpoint ovulation and hence, fertilization (to within 24 hours); How to ensure large litters and confirm pregnancy and whelping date; Psuedopregnancy and it's variable behavioral manifestations; How bitches learn maternal behavior; How male and female pups develop differently in terms of mating behavior and secondary sexual characteristics (urination postures, olfactory preferences, attractiveness and especially social hierarchies; Behavioral effects of castration and spaying.
Sponsor: James & Kenneth Publishers
Speaker(s): Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD BvetMed MRCVS