Bacterial Culture in the Stallion

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Cultures of the stallion's external genitalia and semen may be performed as part of a routine breeding soundness examination, as a requirement for import or export purposes, as a routine procedure prior to the start of the breeding season, or performed as part of an infertility assessment. Bacterial and/or fungal cultures of a stallion may include culturing semen, the urethra pre- and post-ejaculation, the penile shaft, the prepuce, the urethral fossa, and the urethral sinus. This chapter summarizes step by step procedure for culturing a stallion's external genitalia, fresh cooled semen and frozen semen. It outlines some necessary conditions for bacterial culture in the stallion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquine Reproductive Procedures
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781118904398
ISBN (Print)9780470960394
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014


  • Bacterial culture
  • Fresh cooled semen
  • Frozen semen
  • Stallion's external genitalia


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