Etiology: Wood chips combined with inguinal sebaceous secretions may adhere to the vulva, penis, or scrotum causing a foreign body reaction. Secondary bacterial infections or obstruction of urination or defection are typical sequelae .
Incidence: Incidence of vaginitis is common. Incidence of scrotal plugs is common, particularly in older males.
Clinical Signs: Clinical signs include swelling of the vulva, vestibule, or perineal folds with visible accumulations of sebaceous and bedding material. Animals may have difficulty urinating or defecating.
Diagnosis: Diagnosis is made based on clinical signs.
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