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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.


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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