For quite some time we, the authors, feit that a and animal scientists. D. R. Lamond was one of book of the kind presented here was needed. No their most knowledgeable, distinguished represen≠ comprehensive text dealing with currenttechniques tatives. He left behind the drafts of his contribu≠ and modern compounds useable for the control of tions; the unifying task was taken over by W. J÷chle. reproductive functions in domestic animals existed. But D. R. Lamond's input to most of the other The character of this book, and the presentation chapters of this book remained profound. In many chosen of the accumulated material, emerged respects, this is a book representing for what over theyears from ourown professional experience, D. R. Lamond has worked and stood for. from our interaction and the cooperation between Each chapter of this book was assigned to one us, and from our own šttempts to achieve control or two of the authors, who carried the major respon≠ over a wide spectrum of repraductive functions in sibility for content, format, and selection of refer≠ animals by reproducible techniques. ences. The final version represents also inputs We benefited heavily from our contacts with from the other author. It was agreed thatthe authors many of the leading scientists and research insti≠ should not strive for completeness of details, b. ut tutions around the world. But most importantly, for completeness of concepts.
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