Learning Reproduction in Farm Animals

Dr. Rodney D. Geisert

Illustrators: Randy Bradley, Larry Burditt; Computer Consultant: Larry Burditt;

Video: Kevin D. Gragg, Kathy Conry

Student Version: The multimedia CD-ROM was developed to assist students in obtaining a basic knowledge of reproductive physiology in farm species. Students are given an outline of lecture notes that follow the instructor's presentation. Lecture outlines are provided in HTML and PowerPoint formats for easy use by the students. Outlines include all figures, pictures, illustrations and tables given in the instructor presentations. The laboratory slide section provides the students with high quality images of reproductive anatomy, histology, semen collection, embryo development, embryo transfer, ultrasonography, parturition, methods of estrus synchronization, biotechnology in reproductive management. All slides are comprehensively labeled to assist students in self-learning. Also included are gross anatomy self-tests of each farm species, in Microsoft PowerPoint format, to allow the student to study the anatomical structures in the male and female at their own pace. All videos are voiced to aid the student in learning gross anatomy, heat detection, AI, ovulation, egg transport, dystoica, palpation, ultrasonography, fetal sexing, semen collection, semen processing, semen freezing and molecular techniques used in animal biotechnology.

Instructor Version: The instructor version of the CD contains animated text and illustrations that were developed for instruction of undergraduates. Format is user friendly and easy for students to follow with the outline notes provided in their CD. Lectures are made in Microsoft PowerPoint and can be altered to fit each individuals teaching style. Lectures are placed in chapters that follow a logical order to conform to any undergraduate text in reproductive physiology of farm animals. Dr. Geisert has taught reproductive physiology to undergraduates for over 15 years. The format, text, illustrations and pictures have been well received by undergraduates in the course. CD-ROM has been used to teach the entire lecture in the classroom for the past two years, allowing many changes and updates to improve the use of the CD.

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the following individuals for their assistance and valuable contributions of material utilized in completing the CD for student learning.

Oklahoma State University

Dr. Joe Berry, Poultry Extension Specialist

Tim Cash, Herd Manager, Swine Center

Paula Cinnamon, Secretary, Department of Animal Science

Dr. Steven Cooper, Equine Specialist

Bill Crutcher, Herd Manager, Sheep Center

Clay Dalluge, Herd Manager, Equine Center

Dr. Llonel J. Dawson, Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jerry Q. Fitch, Sheep Extension Specialist

Dr. David Freeman, Equine Extension Specialist

David Jones, Herd Manager, Dairy Center

Dr. Charles MaCallister, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jerry Malayer, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Joseph McCann, College of Veterinary Medicine, RockErin Kennels

Dr. Gregor Morgan, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Tulo Prado, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Larry Rice, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lee F. Rickords, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa

Jonathan Stout, Undergraduate Student

Dr. Don Topliff, Equine Research and Teaching

Kim Vonnahme, Graduate Assistant

Dr. Robert Wettemann, Physiology

Outside Contributors

Dr. Fuller W. Bazer, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University

Dr. Richard J. Blandau, University of Washington

Dr. John R. Beverly, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University

Dr. Vibeke Dantzer, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark

Dr. Richard Davies, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Duane L. Davis, Department of Animal Sciences, Kansas State University

Dr. Sherill E. Echternkamp, Reproduction Research Unit, USDA/MARC

Dr. Jacques E. Flechon, Biologie Cellulaire et Microscopie Electronique, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Dr. Arimin E. Friess, Institute of Anatomy, University of Regensburg, Germany

Dr. Duane L. Garner, University of Nevada, School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture

Stacy Gingrich, Reproduction Enterprises, Stillwater, OK

Dr. O.J. Ginther, Department of Health & Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Dennis Gourley, Elite Genetics, Waukon, IA

Dr. Michel Guillomot, Biologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Les Hutchens, Reproduction Enterprises, Stillwater, OK

Dr. Gordon J. King, Department of Animal Science, University of Guelph, Canada

Dr. Robert Poppenga, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Vernon Pursel, Gene Evaluation/Mapping Lab, USDA/ARS

Dr. Neil F. Schrick, Department of Animal Science, University of Tennessee

Dr. Anthony M. Sorensen, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University

Dr. John K. Thibodeaux, Tulsa Center for Fertility & Womens Health

Dr. Ryuzo Yanagimachi, Department of Anatomy & Reproductive Biology, University of Hawaii.

Dr. Joel V. Yelich, Department of Animal Science, University of Florida

USDA Poisonous Plants Lab, Logan, Utah




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