Bacterial epididymitis in two stallions.


Two stallions had unilateral bacterial epididymitis attributable to S zooepidemicus infection. Diagnosis was based on bacterial isolation, WBC in the semen, higher than normal blood fibrinogen concentration, and leukocytosis with regenerative left shift. One horse had high seminal pH. Ultrasonography of the involved epididymides revealed changes consistent with the appearance of abnormal accumulation of exudate in the tail of the epididymis. Treatment included unilateral orchiectomy and antibiotic administration. In stallion 1, the infection persisted despite treatment. Treatment result was not available for stallion 2.

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@article{Held1990BacterialEI, title={Bacterial epididymitis in two stallions.}, author={James P. Held and Steven Adair and Mike McGavin and Williams H Adams and Robert Toal and Jennifer E. Henton}, journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association}, year={1990}, volume={197 5}, pages={602-4} }