Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Penis: short retractor penis muscle

Contributor(s): Ash Phipps , Paul Wood

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Introduction

  • In the male bovine, and other species, the retractor penis muscle is responsible for retracting the penis into the sheath when contracted.
  • During relaxation of the retractor penis muscle the penis can extend out of the sheath.

Etiology

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prognosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Gilbert R O (1989) The diagnosis of short penis as a cause of impotentia coeundi in bulls. Theriogenology 32 (5), pp 805-815 PubMed.
  • Hofmeyr C F B (1967) Surgery of bovine impotentia coeundi. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 38 (3), pp 275-280.

Other sources of information

  • Cockcroft P (2015) Bovine medicine. John Wiley & Sons. pp 257.
  • Elits B (2012) Society of Theriogenology - Bull Breeding Soundness Exam. Accessed 14th November 2017. Available at: http://therio.vetmed.lsu.edu/bull.htm.


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