Anti-müllerian hormone as a diagnostic marker for equine cryptorchidism in three cases with equivocal testosterone concentrations

Anthony Claes, Barry A. Ball, Cynthia J. Corbin, Alan J Conley

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Abstract

Cryptorchidism is a developmental disorder which can be diagnosed by a variety of different tests. Still, equine field veterinarians often rely on endocrine markers to detect retained testicular tissue. This report describes the value of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) as a diagnostic marker for cryptorchidism in three stallions suspected of cryptorchidism, with equivalent serum testosterone concentrations. A single measurement of AMH identified cryptorchidism, with inconclusive testosterone concentrations as either gelding or stallion. Furthermore, a human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulation test or surgery was performed to support the diagnostic value of AMH. To conclude, the endocrine panel for cryptorchidism should be expanded to include determination of serum AMH, as this determination can increase the diagnostic accuracy of a single blood sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-445
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Equine Veterinary Science
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Anti-Müllerian hormone
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Equine
  • Stallion
  • Testosterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine

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