[ SHOWGSD-L ] Theriogenology: new research on cryptorchid surgery

  • From: Stormy Hope <Stormy435@xxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 08:10:16 -0700

Theriogenology: new research on cryptorchid surgery

New science - just got this in the latest issue of the Theriogenology
Journal (animal reproductive research); thought it might be of  
interest to
someone down the line.
Joan-------------------------
"Theriogenology provides an international forum for researchers,  
clinicians,
and industry professionals in animal reproductive biology. This  
acclaimed
journal publishes articles on a wide range of topics in reproductive  
biology
and biotechnology, including basic and applied studies in cryobiology of
gametes and embryos, conservation biology, and assisted reproduction of
domestic, wild, avian, and aquatic species."*
http://www.theriojournal.com/article/S0093-691X(09)00307-0/abstract*
*Characteristics of cryptic/ectopic and contralateral scrotal testes  
in dogs
between 1 and 2 years of age*<snip>
The study was conducted on 10 dogs aged 1 to 2 yr and affected by  
unilateral
testicular maldescent. We found that, in young dogs, even if no  
neoplastic
lesions were observed, *morphologic abnormalities* are detectable  
between 1
and 2 yr of age in the maldescended testes with severity dependent on
testicular position. In contrast, in the scrotal testes, the  
histologic and
immunohistochemical exam *failed to find signs of incorrect  
development* or
morphologic abnormalities. The results seem to suggest that, though the
early removal of the undescended testis is recommended, continuous
monitoring of the scrotal testis for the life of the dog is preferable  
to
removing it *considering the undesirable side effects related to  
castration.
*


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