n Farmer’s Weekly - Epididymitis (ram's disease) : farming for tomorrow - animal health - part 25
|Article Title||Epididymitis (ram's disease) : farming for tomorrow - animal health - part 25|
|© Publisher:||Caxton Magazines|
|Affiliations||1 Idexx SA, 2 Institute for Dairy Technology and 3 Ruminant Veterinary Association of SA|
|Publication Date||Oct 2015|
|Pages||26 - 27|
Epididymitis is caused by bacteria that occur in sheep flocks throughout South Africa. It may result in rams producing deformed spermatozoa, reducing their breeding value. The bacteria are transmitted to the epididymus (bybal in Afrikaans), a flat organ attached to the side of the testes. This comprises a tube system in which spermatozoa mature after being produced in the testes.
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