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QUESTION: My Dog, Male, has started passing a strange colour of urine.
It is yellow like an egg yolk.
And slightly thick.
What do you think is wrong.

ANSWER: With no history available,tentatively I would consider this as a case of Urinary tract infection if the symptoms are short term.Otherwise rule out conditions like diabetes/cushing's syndrome.

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QUESTION: My Dog has only one Testicle.
Will he be able to successfully sire pups.
Also will it affect his prey drive and hunting ability and attitude.
He was late to sexually mature and didnt lift his leg to urinate till 11 months.

Answer
You may please find out whether this is a case of unilateral cryptorchidism.Cryptorchidism is when one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum. This condition is a fairly common problem, seen in dogs, cats and other animals. This is a well-documented genetic trait. Animals with this condition should not be bred.Animals that are cryptorchid may still be fertile, especially if unilaterally (one-sided) cryptorchid. This condition is more common in some breeds, but seen in all breeds and is passed on from father to the male offspring.In addition to the heritability aspect, the testicle/testicles that remain in the abdomen are more prone to cancer or torsion.

A trans abdominal ultrasound may be helpful to diagnose the condition whether this is a case of unilateral criptorchidism or some kind of developmental deformity.  

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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