Trans-scrotal ultrasonography evaluation of the cross-bred Ongole bulls
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Very limited information is available on the trans-scrotal ultrasonography of cross-bred Ongole bulls with scrotal swelling in India. The present study was carried out on the bulls presented to the hospital with the history of scrotal swelling. Haematology revealed increased leucocyte count, neutrophilia and mild reduction in haemoglobin levels. Microscopic evaluation of the semen revealed abnormal morphology and the presence of the dead spermatozoa. Trans-scrotal ultrasonography helps in the differential diagnosis of scrotal disorders and to identify the appropriate aetiology for developement of the condition. On ultrasonography, all the bulls showed abnormal scrotal morphology. Among these, one had the presence of normal echogenicity testes which are surrounded by the anechoic fluid which will cover by a hyper echoic scrotal skin. The second one showed the anechoic fluid was mixed with the hyper echoic fibrinous threads and degenerative changes in one testis. Third bull showed the diffused hyper echoic threads scattered within the anechoic fluid and different echogenicity of the two testes. In conclusion, trans-scrotal ultrasonography is helpful in the differential diagnosis of the scrotal swells in large animals.
KeywordsBull Semen Scrotum Ultrasonography
The authors are thankful to the authorities of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University for providing the facilities to carry out the work.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors. In the present study, all applicable international, national and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.
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