Manual of Animal Andrology

February 2022
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  • Published
    15th February 2022
  • ISBN 9781789243505
  • Language English
  • Pages 216 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"

A succinct reference for those assessing and managing the reproductive functionality of male animals, this practical manual contains both generic and species-specific information suitable for widespread worldwide application. It covers all relevant aspects such as handling and restraint, physical examination, reproductive examination, sampling for important reproductive diseases, reproductive biosecurity, semen collection and its assessment, mating behavior, and fundamentals of semen handling and preservation for artificial breeding.

A simple, concise "go-to" for the useful techniques and procedures of animal andrology, this book:

  • Covers a wide range of species, including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, water buffalo, camelids, chickens, turkeys and dogs
  • Provides normal values and ranges for important male reproductive organs and traits, as well as guidelines for breeding soundness evaluations
  • Includes extra supplementary illustrations, protocols and resources through accompanying website to enable further learning.
With information presented in a manner that will remain useful for years to come, Manual of Animal Andrology is an essential resource for veterinarians, theriogenologists, animal breeders, and students of veterinary and animal sciences.

Part 1: General Information
1: Concepts and Principles of Applied Animal Andrology (P. Chenoweth)
2: Male Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology (R. Bathgate)
3: Andrology Lab: Equipment and techniques – measurement of ejaculate volume, sperm concentration, extenders and cryopreservation, the microscope and sperm motility (S. Lorton)
4: Sperm Morphology (P. Chenoweth)
5: Special procedures (J. Morrell)

Part 2: Species
6: Applied Animal Andrology: Bull (P. Chenoweth)
7: Applied Animal Andrology: Boar (K. Stewart & R. Knox)
8: Applied Animal Andrology: Ram/Buck (C. Shipley)
9: Applied Animal Andrology: Camelids (A. Tibary)
10: Applied Animal Andrology: Stallion (P. Loomis)
11: Applied Animal Andrology: Dog (C. Lopate)

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].

boar andrology; camelid andrology; dog andrology; stallion andrology; horse andrology; ram andrology; sheep andrology; buck andrology; bull andrology; sperm morphology; male reproductive anatomy; male reproductive physiology; applied animal andrology; animal breeding; animal reproduction