Suspected hereditary kyphosis and lordosis in Swaledale sheep

Hateley, G. O.
October 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;10/24/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 17, p512
Academic Journal
The article investigates the condition of three yearling Swaledale sheep presented to the Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Great Britain. These animals have severe spinal deformity and with kyphosis in the area of the thoracolumbar junction. It was found through postmortem examinations that all three sheep have lordosis affecting the mid-thoracic vertebrae. The brain and spinal cord of all the three sheep have no abnormalities.


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