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  Title Canine Reproductive Behavior & Physiology
for Veterinarians & Breeders
  Speaker Dr. Ian Dunbar
  Date(s) October 4th 2012
  Location Bedford MA
  Fee $50
  Contact Person Jamie Dunbar
  Contact Email
  Contact Phone 800 784 5531

  Description of Seminar/Conference

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.

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