Development of spermatogenic function in the sex maturation process in male cats.

@article{Tsutsui2004DevelopmentOS,
  title={Development of spermatogenic function in the sex maturation process in male cats.},
  author={Toshihiko Tsutsui and Shigeru Kuwabara and Kumiko Kuwabara and Yukihiko Kugota and Tomoyuki Kinjo and Tatsuya Hori},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={2004},
  volume={66 9},
  pages={1125-7}
}
The spermatogenic function and plasma testosterone (T) level in the sex maturation process were investigated as to 180 mixed breed cats ranging from 4 months to 2 years in age to be castrated. Testis/epididymis weights reached a peak at 10 and 8 to 9 months of age, respectively. In the testis, sperm appeared at 5 months of age. At 7 months of age, sperm were observed in 96.2% of the cats. In the tail of the epididymis, sperm appeared in 46.9% of the cats at 6 months of age and in all cats at 8… CONTINUE READING