The AAEP has adopted the following definition of retained testicle or cryptorchid.

Cryptorchid: Any animal that does not have two testes palpable in their entirety below the external inguinal rings. In the event of a dispute, the matter should be referred to a panel of veterinary arbitrators.

Reviewed by AAEP board of directors in 2010.


Resource Type

  • Position Statements

Publish Date

January 1, 2010