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Postby GPBLITZ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:57 pm

What is monorchid testicles, the definition? I had a person call and ask this question. The gentleman said his dog has one testicle down normal . The other is there but pressed up against the stomach wall. The dog is I'm thinking 8 mths. old. Should this dog be allowed to breed in the future? PLEASE, I'd like to hear fact not opinions. Hopefully someone is a vet on the board. My opinion is the dog is monorchid but wants to give the man a correct answer.
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Re: monorchid testicles

Postby Doc E » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:11 pm

What you are describing is called cryptorchidism.
Typically, if the teste has not descended by 6 months, it should be corrected (removed) surgically.
Because this is a sex-limited autosomal recessive, it is recommended that the animal NOT be bred.



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Re: monorchid testicles

Postby GPBLITZ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:51 pm

Thanks Doc. I didn't think the dog should be used as future breeding stock.
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Re: monorchid testicles

Postby Solon » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:56 am

GPBLITZ wrote:What is monorchid testicles, the definition? I had a person call and ask this question. The gentleman said his dog has one testicle down normal . The other is there but pressed up against the stomach wall. The dog is I'm thinking 8 mths. old. Should this dog be allowed to breed in the future? PLEASE, I'd like to hear fact not opinions. Hopefully someone is a vet on the board. My opinion is the dog is monorchid but wants to give the man a correct answer.

Monorchid dogs should not be bred as stated above. The issue is whether the dog you describe is monorchid or not. I think the owner may need his vet to determine that. If the second testicle has exited the inquinal canal, it has descended, even if it lies tight to the abdominal wall.
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