The work was performed at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, and Pathology lab, College of Medicine, Qassim University.
Unilateral Seminoma in a Dromedary Camel
Article first published online: 31 MAY 2012
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Reproduction in Domestic Animals
Volume 48, Issue 2, pages e17–e19, April 2013
How to Cite
Ali, A., Ahmed, A., Mehana, E., El-Tookhy, O. and Al-Hawas, A. (2013), Unilateral Seminoma in a Dromedary Camel. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 48: e17–e19. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2012.02036.x
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 31 MAY 2012
- Submitted: 12 Dec 2011; Accepted: 9 Apr 2012
A 10-year-old, clinically healthy, male dromedary camel had presented a history of progressive unilateral testicular enlargement over the past 5 years. The animal had mated with 32 females during that period; all had conceived. The sex ratio of his offspring was one male to 31 females. Ultrasound examination of the right testicle revealed a diffusely heterogeneous parenchyma with no identifiable normal testicular tissue. The enlarged testicle was surgically removed. Macroscopically, the testicle had a glistening pink surface and contained multiple soft, bulging nodules. Histopathologically, a well-differentiated, diffuse seminoma was diagnosed. In conclusion, this study describes the fertility, sex ratio, clinical findings and ultrasonographic imaging in a male dromedary camel affected with unilateral testicular seminoma.