Techniques for evaluating selected reproductive disorders of stallions. Academic Article uri icon


  • Numerous techniques may be used for evaluation of the different reproductive disorders of the stallion. Approaches may vary from real-time ultrasonography and biopsy for evaluating testicular tumors to use of special assays for evaluating sperm or plasma for presence of antisperm antibodies. This communication addresses techniques used to evaluate five relatively uncommon, but perplexing, disorders of breeding stallions: (1) seminal vesiculitis, (2) hemospermia associated with idiopathic urethral defects, (3) acrosomal dysfunction, (4) abnormal spermatozoal chromatin, and (5) azoospermia.

published proceedings

  • Anim Reprod Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Varner, D. D., Blanchard, T. L., Brinsko, S. P., Love, C. C., Taylor, T. S., & Johnson, L.

citation count

  • 44

complete list of authors

  • Varner, DD||Blanchard, TL||Brinsko, SP||Love, CC||Taylor, TS||Johnson, L

publication date

  • January 2000