Bacterial Culture in the Stallion

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Abstract

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
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages396-398
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781118904398
ISBN (Print)9780470960394
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014

Keywords

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

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