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NatureHouse

  • Joined Oct 2021
Retractile testicle ?
« on: October 08, 2021, 07:51:50 pm »
Hello everyone!

I have a dilemma regarding our teasing ram. He was born this spring and, as he was a strong healthy lamb, we decided to keep him entire to be the next teasing ram. When I checked him back then, I recall seeing 2 descended testicles.
As the breeding season is approaching, we had the vet coming to perform a vasectomy on this young ram. Surprisingly, the vet only found one descended testicle and could not carry on the procedure... So, he cannot be used as a teaser, unfortunately.

My question is, is this actually possible? Could one of the testicles ascend back in the abdomen after a while and never descend in the scrotum again? Have you ever encountered such a situation before? Thanks.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Retractile testicle ?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2021, 01:29:11 pm »
Yep, hes a rig, the other testicle is probably right up in his abdomen. Best to treat him as a ram in the meantime (I.e away from ewes) and put him in the freezer.

NatureHouse

  • Joined Oct 2021
Re: Retractile testicle ?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 02:29:53 pm »
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, that`s what I`ll do.
Looks like I choose the wrong guy as a teaser  :-[

 

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