Association for Applied Animal Andrology

Association for Applied Animal Andrology


The Association for Applied Animal Andrology (4A) is an international organization which aims to stimulate and disseminate useful and interesting information in applied animal andrology for the benefit of students, professionals, practitioners, educators, researchers, industry leaders and personnel, animal breeders, regulatory and extension personnel, and interested members of the public.

Email: animalandrology@gmail.com                  

Facebook: Association for Applied Animal Andrology.

Twitter: Animal Andrology (@AAAAndrology) / Twitter

What does 4A do?


  • Promotes and support Animal Andrology as a vital and significant scientific discipline
  • Stimulates and promote public interest in, and recognition and understanding of the roles and capabilities of Animal Andrologists
  • Encourages and facilitate interactions, collaborations and synergies with relevant industries and organizations
  • Supports Animal Andrology students with networking, mentorship and material support
  • Conducts meetings, webinars & other informational and outreach activities
  • Provides a forum for our members
  • Publishes and disseminate applied scientific information, including proceeding
  • Provides relevant links, news, updates and information exchange
  • Provides networking and contacts for members, including a forum
  • Establishes and facilitates focus groups for specified subjects or projects

                  Species of interest

                  • Domestic & Production animals

                  • Mammals in general

                  • Birds

                  • Fish

                  We are especially interested in species of economic, cultural, societal and environmental significance.

                  Major 4A INTERESTS

                    • Male animal anatomy, physiology and endocrinology

                    • Applied andrological cellular and molecular biology

                    • Andrological assessment, including semen.

                    • Male animal reproductive behaviour and reproductive management

                    • Semen assessment, preservation and insemination

                    • Semen transport, including methods and regulations

                    • Good laboratory practices (GLPs) in Animal Andrology

                    • Applicable biosecurity, including regulatory aspects

                    • Male reproductive genetics

                    • Male-factor infertility; causes, diagnosis and consequences.

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