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Proteinaceous Plug Figure 1

Figure 1: Example of penis examination in the rat and photos of proteinaceous plug.


Step 1:  After placing the rat on his back in your lap or on a comfortable surface, gently apply pressure with both thumbs, or thumb and index finger, approximately ½ cm distances on each side of the penis.


Step 2:  Carefully massage to project penis outward from the sheath.


Step 3:  Penis is protruded from sheath to check for a plug or any other abnormalities.


Photo 1: Shows firm, cream colored material protruding from the urethral opening of the penis.
 
Photo 2: Another view of proteinaceous plug material.

*Note: after removing plug with a clean cloth or disposable tissue, ensure the sheath is gently returned to its normal position covering the penis.

Posted on July 26, 2008, 18:17, Last updated on March 4, 2010, 20:06 | Figures



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