X-Chromatin (Drumstick) Status of a Male West African Dwarf (WAD) Goat (Buck) with Unilateral Cryptorchidism: A Case Report

  • S N Wekhe
  • N A Berepubo
  • B M Oruwari
  • M G Ogburia

Abstract



A unilateral cryptorchid buck was screened for drumstick. Blood smears on microscope slides stained with Leishman, and observed under immersion oil light microscope revealed absence of drumsticks; thus indicated that the buck was an efficient male, with good potentialities for fertility. Therefore unilateral cryptorchids are not infertile and may be used for reproduction.

Keywords: X-chromatin, drumstick, buck, testis, goat, cryptorchidism

Sahel Journal of Veterinary Sciences Vol. 5 (1) 2006 pp. 25-27
Published
2008-05-09
Section
Articles

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