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Companion Animal Practice
Prostatic disease in the dog
  1. John Williams

    John Williams qualified from Cambridge University in 1984. He holds the certificate in veterinary radiology, and an FRCVS, and is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is currently in referral practice in Northwich, Cheshire, and is an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue). His clinical interests lie in portosystemic shunts, and reconstructive and cardiorespiratory surgery.

  2. Jacqui Niles

    Jacqui Niles qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1993. She recently took up a residency at the Ohio State University, USA. She holds the RCVS certificate in small animal surgery. Her special interests include all aspects of soft tissue surgery, especially the surgical management of portosystemic shunts and chylothorax.


THE prostate is the only accessory sex gland in the dog and, in the normal adult male, it is a bi-lobed structure with prominent dorsal and ventral sagittal grooves. It is a common source of clinically significant disease in the dog. Cats do possess a prostate gland, but it is rarely diagnosed as being diseased.

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