Accession Number:

AD0668909

Title:

INCIDENCE OF CRYPTORCHISM AND TUMORS IN THE GOAT TESTES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The autopsy protocols of 2600 adult, male white Angora goats, 4 to 7 years old, were reviewed for testicular pathology. They were divided into three groups Group I contained 196 noncastrated animals with no significant pathological conditions of the testicle or cord. Group II contained 64 animals. Zero point two percent were cryptorchid bilaterally, and 2.3 were right sided cryptorchid unilaterally. Twenty-nine point seven percent of the cryptorchid goats presented with one or more tumors of the retained testes. Eighty-nine point five percent were of the benign interstitial-cell type and two 10.5 were fibromas. Group III consisted of the remaining 2340 goats that were fully castrated. Two fibromas and one leiomyoma of the remaining cord were observed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE