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Unilaterally castrating horses (removing only one testicle), often as a result of failure to identify cryptorchidism prior to commencing a surgical castration, is an expensive and unethical procedure that continues to occur too frequently,
While giving hormones to colts might seem like a method of self-destruction, there really is a reason for it in some cases–such as for cryptorchids. These colts have at least one testicle that hasn’t descended into the scrotum; normally
Cryptorchidism is a congenital condition (i.e., the individual is born with it) in which one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) of the testes fail to descend into the scrotum. A number of common terms have been used to describe cryptorchids,
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