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Intersexuality in goats

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Abstract:



Six cases of intersex goats were investigated. Five of these animals had testicular tissues (testes) situated prepubically inside a skin pouch. The testicular tissues of the sixth goat were attached to the sidles of the urinary bladder. All of the four animals that were studied by radiography, surgical exploration and/or pathology had uterine tubular structures but no ovarian tissues were found in them. Thus at least four of these goats were male pseudohermaphrodites.

Keywords: Goat; Pathology; Reproduction - female; Reproduction - male

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1988-09-01

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