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1 October 1996 Cryptorchidism and Delayed Testicular Descent in Florida Black Bears
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Retained testes were found in 11 (16%) of 71 black bears (Ursus americanus) examined over a 3-year period in Florida (USA). Four of the 11 bears were older than one year and weighed more than 32 kg; therefore, they were considered to be cryptorchid. The remaining seven bears may have had delayed testicular descent due to their apparent normal immature development. This is the first known published report of the prevalence of cryptorchidism and apparently normal delayed testicular descent in a black bear population.

Dunbar, Cunningham, Wooding, and Roth: Cryptorchidism and Delayed Testicular Descent in Florida Black Bears
Michael R. Dunbar, Mark W. Cunningham, John B. Wooding, and Randy P. Roth "Cryptorchidism and Delayed Testicular Descent in Florida Black Bears," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32(4), (1 October 1996). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.4.661
Received: 19 September 1995; Published: 1 October 1996
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