Equine Laparoscopic Castration's Success Rates Studied

Researchers and veterinarians constantly seek safer ways to perform common surgical procedures, and the castration of stallions is no exception. In the 1990s, laparoscopic castration, which cuts off the testes’ blood supply but leaves them in place, was developed as an alternative to conventional castration methods that removes the testes from the body. The method soon became surgeons’ preferred castration method for cryptorchids (stallions with undescended testes). But is it as effective as other castration procedures for normal stallions?

Researchers from the National College of Veterinary Medicine, in France, set out to answer this question and found that, although the procedure reduces the risk o

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