ANIMAL ANDROLOGY: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS

ANIMAL ANDROLOGY: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS

$199.00

  • ISBN: 9781681170435
  • Editor: Arundhati Nimbalkar
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 373
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Desctription

Andrology is the medical specialty that deals with male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men. It is also known as "The science of Men". It is the counterpart to gynaecology, which deals with medical issues which are specific to the female reproductive system. However unlike gynecology, which has a plethora of medical board certification program worldwide, andrology has none. Andrology has only been studied as a distinct specialty since the late 1960s: the first specialist journal on the subject was the German periodical Andrologie now called Andrologia, published from 1969 onwards. 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.