Ovariectomy as treatment for granulosa cell tumor in a heifer.

R. R. Leder, V Michael Lane, D. P. Barrett

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A granulosa cell tumor in a 15-month-old heifer was associated with abnormal udder development, relaxation of the pelvic ligaments, and nymphomanic behavior. After surgical removal of the tumor, the anatomic changes were reversed, and the nymphomanic behavior subsided. The heifer conceived 3 times thereafter and became a productive dairy cow. In previously reported cases of granulosa cell tumor, ovariectomy was unsuccessful in returning the cow to normal breeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1299-1300
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 1988
Externally publishedYes


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  • veterinary(all)

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