Hypospadias in three calves: a case report
Alam MR, Shin SH, Lee HB, IHChoi, NSKimhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5655-VETMEDCitation:MR A., SH S., HB L., IHChoi , NSKim (2005): Hypospadias in three calves: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 50: 506-509.
Two to three weeks old 3 male indigenous Korean calves weighing 35–40 kg were referred to the Animal Medical Centre,ChonbukNationalUniversitywith signs of urine scalding on the ventral perineum. Physical examination in all 3 cases revealed aplasia of the penis along with an undescended testis, bifid scrotum and ventrally incomplete sheath. In case 1, the urethra opened cranially to the bifid scrotum, whereas in case 2 and 3, the urethra opened at the ventral perineum. The diagnosis was made as hypospadias, along with penile aplasia and unilateral cryptorchidism. With an exploratory laparotomy, the abdominal testis was removed. The scrotal testis was also castrated and scrotal ablation was performed. In case 1, prescrotal urethrostomy and in case 2 and 3, perineal urethrostomy was performed. Two weeks after surgical correction, the caves appeared to be urinating normally.Keywords:
hypospadias; cryptorchidism; penile aplasia; urethrostomy; calf