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Balanoposthitis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 N48.1
ICD-9 607.1
DiseasesDB 1229
eMedicine derm/615

Balanoposthitis is an inflammation of the glans penis and the prepuce.

Causes

The yellow green discharge from this dog's prepuce is indicative of balanoposthitis.

In dogs, balanoposthitis is caused by a disruption in the integumentary system, such as a wound or intrusion of a foreign body.[1] A dog with this condition behaves normally, with the exception of excessive licking at the prepuce, and a yellow green, pus-like discharge is usually present. [1]

In sheep (rams/wethers), ulcerative enzootic balanoposthitis is caused by the Corynebacterium renale group (C. renale, C. pilosum & C. cystidis). It is also known as "pizzle rot".

For the condition in bulls, caused by a virus see Bovine herpesvirus 1.

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