Testis: periorchitis

Allan Gunn, Graham Munroe

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Cause: uncommon condition of the stallion; inflammation of the vaginal tunics enclosing the testicle within the scrotum.
Signs: enlarged scrotum and/or colic.
Diagnosis: scrotal palpation, ultrasonography, centesis of peritoneal and vaginal tunic fluid.
Treatment: broad spectrum antibiotics, NSAIDs, and in some cases where appropriate, uni- or bilateral castration +/- closure of the external inguinal ring +/- scrotal ablation. Those associated with peritonitis include broad-spectrum antibiotics, peritoneal lavage and anti-endotoxic therapy.
Prognosis: guarded for saving the testicle(s) and fertility.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationVetstream Equis
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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