Rectal palpation is simply an examination of the genitalia of the male or female animal, or the internal reproductive system which is carried out via the rectum with the aid of a gloved hand.
This Handbook is a compendium on rectal palpation in the bovine, with some notes on the mare. It is well indicated for veterinary students.
Readers will be equipped with
- Preparations prior to rectal palpation.
- Procedures to follow, landmarks, reviews of relevant anatomical features,
- Likely challenges encountered during rectal palpation
- Possible findings
- Recording and implications
- Improved skills and techniques of artificial insemination
The skills, techniques, and knowledge available in this book are well recommended for veterinarians in the livestock industry.
Dr. Olufisayo O. Leigh is a seasoned lecturer and consultant Theriogenologist at the University of Ibadan with over 38 scientific publications in refereed academic journals. He holds various degrees such as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc), Ph.D. (Theriogenology), as well as certificates in I.V.E.P., O.P.U, E.T (Nairobi, 2011), Advanced Reproductive Ultrasonography (Poland, 2013) and Artificial Insemination (NAPRI, 2014).
This book has also been accurately reviewed by seasoned scholars: Professor Allam (ABU, Zaria), Professor Folitse (KNUST, Kumasi) and Professor Emikpe (UI, Ibadan)