Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Testis: clinical examination

Contributor(s): Prof Gary England, Rob Lofstedt

Testes

  • Should be smooth, firm, bilaterally symmetrical and non-painful on palpation.
  • Present in scrotum at birth.
  • Should be palpated for normal turgor to rule out testicular degeneration   Testicular degeneration  and irregularities that may indicate neoplasia.
  • Should also be compared with one another and if possible with age/breed cohorts for evidence of hypoplasia, orchitis and cryptorchidism.

Hypoplasia

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Orchitis

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Cryptorchidism

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