Pulmonary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy in a bull

소의 폐성비대성골관절증

  • Han, Jeong-hee (Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, College of Animal Agriculture, Kangweon National University) ;
  • Han, Hong-ryul (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Bak, Ung-bok (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University)
  • 한정희 (강원대학교 축산대학 수의학과) ;
  • 한홍율 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 박응복 (서울대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1991.05.07
  • Published : 1991.10.31


A 7-year old Holstein bull showing marked thickening of left forelimb was diagnosed as pulmonary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy on the histological basis of the exostotic bone of left metacarphus. Thickening of the bone was due to apposition of excessive cancerous bone beneath the periosteum on the shaft. The lung lesion of the bull, chronic suppurative bronchopneumonia was possibly related to pathogenesis of the bone thickening.