Ultrasonographic characteristics of prostate and seminal vesicle glands in developing Murrah buffalo bulls


  • Lal Chand Ranga Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Haryana, India
  • Ramesh Kumar Chandolia Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Haryana, India
  • Laxman Singh Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Ravi Dutt Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Haryana, India




Bubalus bubalis, buffaloes, dimensions, Murrah bull, prostate gland, seminal vesicle, ultrasonography


The study was performed in Murrah buffalo-bull calves to assess the developmental dimensions of the prostate and seminal vesicle (SV) glands from 1 to 30 months of age with transrectal ultrasonography. The width of prostate gland ranged between 1.39±0.07 and 2.65±0.14 cm. The rate of change in the mean width of the gland was gradual and almost same from one to thirty month (P<0.05). The correlation co-efficient between width of prostate gland and age was r2 = 0.73. The mean circumference and length of the SV gland at one month to thirty months of age ranged from 6.14±0.32 to 13.05±0.34 cm and 2.61±0.09 to 6.02±0.27 cm, respectively. The correlation co-efficient between length and age, width and age, and circumference of SV gland and age were r2 = 0.68, r2 = 0.55 and r2 = 0.74, respectively. From this study, it is concluded that the ultrasonographic evaluation of prostate and SV along with growth rate could be very practical tool for the assessment of puberty.


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Lal Chand Ranga, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Haryana, India

Ramesh Kumar Chandolia, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Haryana, India

Laxman Singh, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Uttar Pradesh, India

Ravi Dutt, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Haryana, India

Ravi Dutt*



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How to Cite

Ranga, L. C., Chandolia, R. K., Singh, L., & Dutt, R. (2023). Ultrasonographic characteristics of prostate and seminal vesicle glands in developing Murrah buffalo bulls. Buffalo Bulletin, 42(3), 313–325. https://doi.org/10.56825/bufbu.2023.4233507



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