Septic orchitis in an alpaca.

TitleSeptic orchitis in an alpaca.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsAubry P, Swor TM, Löhr CV, Tibary A, Barrington GM
JournalThe Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne
Volume41
Issue9
Pagination704-6
Date Published2000 Sep
ISSN0008-5286
KeywordsAnimals, Camelids, New World, Diagnosis, Differential, Hematoma, Male, Orchitis, Streptococcal Infections, Streptococcus equi, Torsion Abnormality
Abstract

An adult, intact male alpaca was presented with an acute onset of unilateral scrotal swelling. Following complete physical and ultrasonographic examination, the most likely differential diagnoses were orchitis, hematoma, and testicular torsion. The animal was castrated and histopathologic evaluation revealed unilateral orchitis. Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus was cultured.

Alternate JournalCan. Vet. J.