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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 81) Last page : ( 82)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Congenital coccygeal dysgenesis and rat tail syndrome in a crossbred calf

Kokila S.1,*, Rani R. Uma2, Gopal K.3

Veterinary University Training and Diagnostic Centre Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Thiygariar Engineering College Road Thirupparankundram, Madurai-625005 (Tamil Nadu)

1Assistant Professor Veterinary University Training and Diagnostic Centre Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Thiygariar Engineering College Road Thirupparankundram, Madurai-625005 (Tamil Nadu)

2Professor and Head Veterinary University Training and Diagnostic Centre Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Thiygariar Engineering College Road Thirupparankundram, Madurai-625005 (Tamil Nadu)

3Assistant Professor Veterinary University Training and Diagnostic Centre Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Thiygariar Engineering College Road Thirupparankundram, Madurai-625005 (Tamil Nadu)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: kokvet@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 5 November, 2018.

Abstract

A crossbred calf was reported with history of underdeveloped hairless tail since birth. Clinical examination revealed few palpable coccygeal vertebra, hypotrichosis and absence of switch. Radiographic examination revealed presence of first five cocccygeal vertebra. Histopathological examination of tail revealed necrosis of outer most skin and vertebral portion was replaced by primitive mesenchymal elements which consist of fibrous tissue and muscle. Based on clinical, radiological and histological examination, the case was diagnosed as congenital coccygeal dysgenesis and rat tail syndrome. The tail was amputated partially to avoid any further complications.

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Keywords

Calf, coccygeal dysgenesis, congenital, rat tail.

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