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Pathological findings in the bulbourethral glands of bulls.
Aust Vet J. 1988 Aug; 65(8):241-4.AV

Abstract

The bulbourethral glands of 323 Bos indicus or B. indicus crossbred bulls more than 1 1/2 years old were examined in an abattoir study. Bulbourethral adenitis was diagnosed grossly and confirmed by histological examination in 4 (1.2%). Unilateral chronic interstitial inflammation was seen in 2 cases; one of these was associated with a degenerative-type seminal vesiculitis. In the others adenitis was bilateral; in one case it was associated with a concretion and foreign (plant) material in the principal duct of the left bulbourethral gland; in the other bilateral case, numerous calculi were present and microscopically, a chronic active and diffuse inflammation was observed. Chemical analysis of the calculi showed calcium oxalate and tricalcium phosphate to be the most important components. Corynebacterium spp was isolated from the lesion with multiple calculi but attempts to isolate Chlamydia spp, Mycoplasma spp and Brucella abortus from the 4 adenitis cases were unsuccessful. Congenital abnormalities such as glandular fusion (2.2%) or unilateral aplasia (0.6%) were also observed. Cysts were the most common finding (19.2%), and duct dilation was frequent (7.1%). The significance of these findings in relation to fertility is considered.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Graduate School of Veterinary Science, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3190590

Citation

Campero, C M., et al. "Pathological Findings in the Bulbourethral Glands of Bulls." Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 65, no. 8, 1988, pp. 241-4.
Campero CM, Ladds PW, Thomas AD. Pathological findings in the bulbourethral glands of bulls. Aust Vet J. 1988;65(8):241-4.
Campero, C. M., Ladds, P. W., & Thomas, A. D. (1988). Pathological findings in the bulbourethral glands of bulls. Australian Veterinary Journal, 65(8), 241-4.
Campero CM, Ladds PW, Thomas AD. Pathological Findings in the Bulbourethral Glands of Bulls. Aust Vet J. 1988;65(8):241-4. PubMed PMID: 3190590.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pathological findings in the bulbourethral glands of bulls. AU - Campero,C M, AU - Ladds,P W, AU - Thomas,A D, PY - 1988/8/1/pubmed PY - 1988/8/1/medline PY - 1988/8/1/entrez SP - 241 EP - 4 JF - Australian veterinary journal JO - Aust. Vet. J. VL - 65 IS - 8 N2 - The bulbourethral glands of 323 Bos indicus or B. indicus crossbred bulls more than 1 1/2 years old were examined in an abattoir study. Bulbourethral adenitis was diagnosed grossly and confirmed by histological examination in 4 (1.2%). Unilateral chronic interstitial inflammation was seen in 2 cases; one of these was associated with a degenerative-type seminal vesiculitis. In the others adenitis was bilateral; in one case it was associated with a concretion and foreign (plant) material in the principal duct of the left bulbourethral gland; in the other bilateral case, numerous calculi were present and microscopically, a chronic active and diffuse inflammation was observed. Chemical analysis of the calculi showed calcium oxalate and tricalcium phosphate to be the most important components. Corynebacterium spp was isolated from the lesion with multiple calculi but attempts to isolate Chlamydia spp, Mycoplasma spp and Brucella abortus from the 4 adenitis cases were unsuccessful. Congenital abnormalities such as glandular fusion (2.2%) or unilateral aplasia (0.6%) were also observed. Cysts were the most common finding (19.2%), and duct dilation was frequent (7.1%). The significance of these findings in relation to fertility is considered. SN - 0005-0423 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3190590/Pathological_findings_in_the_bulbourethral_glands_of_bulls_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0005-0423&date=1988&volume=65&issue=8&spage=241 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -