Vaginitis and Scrotal Plugs

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 [1].

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.

Vaginitis and Scrotal Plugs

1.            Quesenberry, K.E., Carpenter, James W., Ferrets, Rabbits, And Rodents Clinical Medicine And Surgery2003, 11830 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63146: Saunders.