TITLE

Fracture of the extensor process of the distal phalanx in a bull and a cow

AUTHOR(S)
Taguchi, K.; Nakamura, S.; Hyakutake, K.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;Dec2010, Vol. 167 Issue 23, p904
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two cases of extensor process fracture of the distal phalanx in the forelimb in a Holstein bull and a lactating Holstein cow are described. Each animal showed acute onset of severe lameness with a gait characterised by lengthening of the cranial phase of the step in order to place more weight on the heel. Mild swelling and a localised pain response upon application of deep pressure above the coronet were also observed. A definitive diagnosis was made by radiography with complementary ultrasonography, which provided the best definition of the fracture fragment over the dorsal aspect of the distal interphalangeal joint. Applying a wooden block to a sound claw for three weeks was curative and provided a good prognosis in both cases.
ACCESSION #
66291043

 

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