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
Date Published2000 Sep
KeywordsTorsion Abnormality

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.