The Oestrous Cycle of the Cow. Updated edition
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The Oestrous Cycle of the Cow. Updated edition

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This book helps the reader to interpret the reproductive status of the cow using an outstanding selection of photographs with an eminently practical focus. The carefully chosen images let the reader visualise what they are touching during an examination, and describe the more basic procedures, such as rectal palpation or artificial insemination. It also highlights the importance of using oestrus synchronisation protocols in routine reproductive practice.

Manuel Fernández Sánchez

Manuel Fernández Sánchez is holds a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. For over 30 years, his professional career has always been related to the world of ruminants, from his training in Bristol, Belgium, and Scotland to his current position as a nutrition and reproduction technician in the Spanish region of Galicia.

He started at the National Association of Rasa Aragonesa Breeders (ANGRA), where he developed genetic improvement and reproduction programmes for meat sheep, and also worked in the Spanish region of Asturias on reproductive control and milk quality in cattle.

This professional experience in a wide range of business sectors, combined with his experience from clinical practice and from providing consultancy services in the field of dairy cattle reproduction has given him a broad view of veterinarians’ needs when it comes to resolving reproductive issues.

He currently works in Galicia coordinating nutrition projects, and he specialises in analysing data generated on farms through various online initiatives. He is the webmaster of and the creator of,, and

This atlas of images is the fruit of his labour, and brings together the work of a practitioner who knows what it means to face real problems in the field.

1. The reproductive tract of the cow

Morphology, structure and function


Reproductive organs of the cow

Anatomy of the ovary

Anatomy of the oviduct

Anatomy of the uterus. Horns and body

Anatomy of the uterus. Cervix

Function of the ovary

Hypothalamic-pituitary axis

Relationship between production and reproduction

Examination of the reproductive tract by rectal palpation

Artificial insemination

2. Oogenesis, follicular development and dynamics


Follicular development

Follicular dynamics

Synchronisation protocols

3. Recognising structures

Guide to identify ovarian structures

General evaluation of the cycle

Recognising ovarian structures

4. The puerperium

5. Pregnancy diagnosis by palpation

6. Ovarian and uterine disease

Ovarian cyst

Follicular cyst

Luteal cyst

Persistent follicle

Post-partum anoestrus


Mummified foetuses

Embryonic reabsorption

Other processes

  • Autor/es Manuel Fernández Sánchez
  • Fecha de edición agosto 2020
  • Nº Páginas 328
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 22 X 28
  • Idioma Inglés

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