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From the ACT document Preparing for the Certifying Examination of the American College of Theriogenologists: The following list has been reviewed by members of the Examination Committee. Listed references are considered to contain relevant contributions to the field of Theriogenology and may be helpful in the candidate’s preparation for completion of the Certifying Examination. Candidates should not expect themselves to read all the material on the list and are encouraged to consult with a mentor about their personal study plan, tailoring their personal reading list and study strategy to meet their own strengths and weaknesses. The following reading list is not intended to be an exclusive or required reading list, but rather as a guide to help candidates to locate information.


General reproductive embryology, anatomy, and physiology

Bovine reproduction

Equine reproduction

Small animal reproduction

Porcine reproduction

Small ruminants and camelid reproduction

Exotics/laboratory/avian reproduction

Reproductive pathology

Reproductive surgery

Multiple topics on multiple species


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“This is only a convenience copy of the reading list to help find copies of reading materials in the NCSU Libraries.  It does not replace the official reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest reading list.”

Preparing for the Certifying Examination of the American College of Theriogenologists (Updated January 9, 2015)

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