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    Unilateral Polydactylism in a German Holstein-Friesian Calf - A case report (2010)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Carstanjen, B.
    Pennecke, J.
    Boehart, S.
    Müller, K. E.
    Quelle
    The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine; 40(1) — S. 69–74
    ISSN: 0125-6491
    Sprache
    Englisch
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    This case report describes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of unilateral polydactylism of unknown origin in a calf. A six-week-old female German Holstein-Friesian calf was referred to the clinic with a hyperflexion of the fetlock and carpal joints of the right forelimb, associated with two surplus digits in the same leg, which was
    confirmed by radiographic examination. Surgery consisted of an osteotomy of the second metacarpal bone, a disarticulation in the antebrachiocarpal joint of the additional limb combined with an amputation of both odd digits.
    The follow-up of 12 months revealed a functionally sound heifer showing a good cosmetic outcome.