Cryptorchidism

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Cryptorchid Confusion

The horse I’m interested in buying is a cryptorchid. I really like the horse–should I not consider buying him?

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Hormones to Treat Cryptorchids


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

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Cryptorchidism in Horses

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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Reproduction Problems

Drug compounding, the ethics of treating cryptorchids, and sexually transmitted diseases were the hot topics discussed by equine practitioners at the Reproduction Forum.

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Greater Good Listed a Colt, But Unable to Breed

Should Greater Good win the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), it would make the second time in the past three years the winner cannot stand at stud.


Funny Cide, who won the 2003 Derby, is a gelding. Greater Good is listed as a colt but

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Surgery to Address Roman Ruler’s Ridgling Condition

Fog City Stable’s Thoroughbred Roman Ruler, fifth as the 2-1 favorite in the Bessemer Trust Juvenile (gr. I) at Lone Star Park on Oct. 30, is scheduled to undergo surgery Nov. 7 to remove an undescended testicle.

He’s a cryptorchid”P>Fog City Stable’

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Castration In The Horse

In this article, we’ll see how an orchidectomy is performed in the horse, when it can be performed, potential complications, and the myths behind castration in horses.

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