Quantitative studies of compensatory testicular hypertrophy following unilateral castration in the boar

Putra D.K.H. and Blackshaw A.W. (1985) Quantitative studies of compensatory testicular hypertrophy following unilateral castration in the boar. Australian Journal of Biological Sciences, 38 4: 429-434. doi:10.1071/BI9850429


Author Putra D.K.H.
Blackshaw A.W.
Title Quantitative studies of compensatory testicular hypertrophy following unilateral castration in the boar
Journal name Australian Journal of Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9417
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BI9850429
Volume 38
Issue 4
Start page 429
End page 434
Total pages 6
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1309 Developmental Biology
1311 Genetics
1305 Biotechnology
1312 Molecular Biology
1310 Endocrinology
2743 Reproductive Medicine
2700 Medicine
Abstract Unilateral castration of Large White × Landrace boars at monthly intervals up to 5 months of age, with the remaining testis being removed 2 months later, resulted in compensatory hypertrophy of the testis which decreased with age. In pigs 3 and 4 months old there was significant hypertrophy of the testis but at 5 and 7 months of age testicular weight of the hemicastrates did not differ significantly from control values. The increase in the testicular weight ofunilaterally castrated pigs was correlated with an increase in the number of Sertoli and germ cells at 3 months of age and germ cells at 4 months of age occupying the seminiferous epithelium. This was correlated with increased total seminiferous tubule length and larger cross-sectional area of the tubule. Sertoli cell occupancy did not differ significantly betweenunilaterally castrated and intact boars.
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