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GRANULOSA CELL TUMOUR IN A GOAT
C Ibraheem Kutty and Stephen Mathew



Abstract


Granulosa-theca cell tumour which arises from ovarian follicular cells is the most common ovarian tumour in farm animals (Morrow, 1980). Most granulosa cell tumours are benign, unilateral, solid or cystic and secrete oestrogen so that the affected animals are nymphomaniacal (Roberts, 1971, Arthur et al. 1989 and Jubb et al. 1993). Differential Diagnosis of the condition in goats from follicular cyst was thought difficult due to the impossibility of rectal exantination (Morrow, 1980). Diagnosis of a case of granulosa cell tumour in a goat by palpation of the ovary and its correction by ovariectomy is discussed.