Animal Andrology

Theories and Applications

June 2014
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    11th June 2014
  • ISBN 9781780643168
  • Language English
  • Pages 568 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images figures & photos

Understanding animal andrology is fundamental to optimizing genetic breeding traits in domestic and wild animals. This book provides extensive coverage of male reproductive biology, discussing the essentials of sperm production, harvest, and preservation before covering the applications to a range of animals including cattle, horses, pigs, small ruminants, camelids, cats and dogs, poultry, and exotic species. It also examines the laboratory procedures that provide the basis of general fertility research.

1) Semen and its Constituents.
2) Sperm Production and its Harvest.
3) Determinants of Sperm Morphology
4) Sperm Preparation for Fertilisation
5) Fundamental and Practical Aspects of Semen Cryopreservation
6) Evaluation of Semen in the Andrology Laboratory. (+appendix)
7) Genetic Aspects of Male Reproduction

Section II: Animal Andrology Applications
8) Applied Small Animal Andrology
9) Applied Andrology in Chickens and Turkeys
10) Applied Animal Andrology in Sheep, Goats and Selected Cervids
11) Applied Andrology in Horses
12) Applied Andrology in Cattle (Bos taurus)
13) Applied Andrology in Cattle (Bos indicus)
14) Applied Andrology in Water Buffalo
15) Applied Andrology in Swine
16) Applied Andrology in Camelids
17) Applied Andrology in Endangered, Exotic and Wildlife Species
18) Male Animal Contraception
19) Semen evaluation and handling: emerging techniques and future development

Peter J. Chenoweth, PhD

Peter J. Chenoweth has Veterinary and PhD degrees from Australia, and also Australian and US specialty qualifications in animal reproduction. He has taught in veterinary schools in both countries, including as the inaugural Coleman Chair in Food Animal Preventive Medicine at Kansas State University and the inaugural Professor of Theriogenology at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has numerous publications in animal reproduction, particularly on male aspects, and a number of texts including Animal Andrology: Theories and Practices (2014 CABI). He co-founded the Association for Applied Animal Andrology, was recognized as Theriogenologist of the Year in 2013 and received the Gilruth Prize from the Australian Veterinary Association in 2017 for “outstanding contributions to veterinary sciences."

Steven Lorton, PhD

Dr. Steven P. Lorton received graduate degrees [M.S., 1975; Ph.D., 1978] from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Lorton was a post-doctoral associate [1978-1980] in the laboratory of Dr. R.H. Foote at Cornell University. In 1980, Dr. Lorton joined the research department of American Breeders Service [now ABS Global] as Research Associate and later Manager of Biological Research. He later joined Minitube of America / Minitüb Gmbh as physiologist and customer consultant. Later he joined Reproduction Resources in the same capacity. He has held the positions of Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison [1985 – present], Vice President of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology [AAAA; 2012-2014] , AAAA President [2014 – 2020] and AAAA Past President AAAA [2020- present].