Disturbed testicular descent in horses - principles, diagnosis and therapy

J E Cox
1999 Pferdeheilkunde  
The author reviews testis descent in the horse, with particular reference to current theories of its mechanism and draws attention to problems that veterinary surgeons may have in diagnosing cryptorchidism in new-born foals. A section on post-natal groMh of the testis draws attention to lactors causing inguinal retention of testes. The diagnosis of cryptorchidism in adult horses is discussed, as is the genetics of the condition. Possibilities for non-surgical treatment are also discussed, but
more » ... so discussed, but the author concludes that such treatment is unjustified. Some brief notes on cryptorchidectomy conclude the article.
doi:10.21836/pem19990604 fatcat:dydtwv6x65durg3fzqoe2ktl5y