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Rolfe M. Radcliffe DVM, DACVS1, Thomas H. Witte BVetMed, PhD, DACVS2, Susan L. Fubini DVM, DACVS3, Norm G. Ducharme DVM, DVSc, DACVS4, Soon Hon Cheong DVM, DACT5, and Robert O. Gilbert BVSc, MMed Vet, DACT6
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  • 1 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
  • | 2 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
  • | 3 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
  • | 4 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
  • | 5 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
  • | 6 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
History

A 10-month-old 488-kg (1,074-lb) Brown Swiss bull that was intended for use as a breeding animal was admitted to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Farm Animal Hospital and examined because of severe swelling of the prepuce and ventral abdomen as well as straining to urinate. Four weeks before admission, the bull had attempted to jump over a fence but became suspended on the wire; there was blunt trauma to the prepuce and caudal portion of the ventral abdomen. Initially, swelling in the injured region was moderate and the bull was able to urinate normally. Treatment of the

Contributor Notes

Dr. Witte's present address is Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7TA, England.

Address correspondence to Dr. Radcliffe (rmr45@cornell.edu).