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Surgical treatment of urethral dilatation in seven male cattle
  1. F. Gasthuys, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ECVA1,
  2. A. Martens, DVM1 and
  3. A. De Moor, DVM1
  1. 1 Department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology of Domestic Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Casinoplein 24, Ghent, Belgium


The surgical treatment of urethral dilatation in the perineal region of seven young Belgian blue bulls is described. Urethrostomy under local anaesthesia in the standing animal resulted in a successful outcome in three of them. The possible aetiological factors and consequences of this syndrome are discussed.

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