The aetiology of ram epididymitis

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dc.contributor.author Jansen, B.C.
dc.contributor.editor Bigalke, R.D.
dc.contributor.editor Cameron, Colin McKenzie
dc.contributor.editor Gilchrist, Frances M.C.
dc.contributor.editor Morren, A.J.
dc.contributor.editor Verster, Anna J.M.
dc.contributor.editor Verwoerd, Daniel Wynand
dc.contributor.editor Walker, Jane B.
dc.contributor.other Steyn, P.J.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-07T07:24:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-07T07:24:58Z
dc.date.created 2016
dc.date.issued 1980
dc.description The articles have been scanned in colour with a HP Scanjet 5590; 300dpi. Adobe Acrobat XI Pro was used to OCR the text and also for the merging and conversion to the final presentation PDF-format. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A wide variety of organisms from the environment invade the preputial cavity of rams. Various of these organisms can be isolated from the deeper parts of the male genital tract, and especially from the accessory glands. Some of the bacteria present in the sheath can be stimulated to migrate to the deeper parts of the genital tract by injections into the host animal of luteinizing-hormone- releasing-hormone and injections of pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin. The increased levels of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone in surgically prepared cryptorchids also stimulate migration of the organisms. The natural mode of development of genital infections in rams is formulated as follows: The preputial cavity of a ram becomes invaded by various organisms through contact with the environment. When, under the influence of systemic hormonal stimulation, the genitalia undergo development, suitable conditions are created for the migration of some of the bacteria in the sheath to the deeper-lying organs of the genital tract such as the vesicular seminales, epididymides and testes. In these organs the bacteria can possibly initiate a pathological process. en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jansen, BC 1980, 'The aetiology of ram epididymitis’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 101-107. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/54064
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Published by the Government Printer, Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.rights ©1980 ARC - Onderstepoort and Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (original). ©2016 University of Pretoria Department of Library Services (digital). en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title The aetiology of ram epididymitis en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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