Notomelia with polydactyly in Korean native cow

과다발가락을 가진 한우의 등사지증

  • Kim, Chong-sup (College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Lee, Jong-hwan (College of Medicine, Ulsan University) ;
  • Song, Chi-won (College of Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Chung, Kyung-tae (Veterinary Service Laboratory of Pusan Health & Environmental Institute) ;
  • Kim, Jam-hoan (Veterinary Service Laboratory of Pusan Health & Environmental Institute)
  • 김종섭 (경상대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이종환 (울산대학교 의과대학) ;
  • 송치원 (충남대학교 의과대학) ;
  • 정경태 (부산시 보건환경연구원 가축위생시험소) ;
  • 김잠환 (부산시 보건환경연구원 가축위생시험소)
  • Received : 1995.07.12
  • Published : 1995.10.30


An abnormal Korean native cow of five years old with an extra leg was observed macroscopically and radiographically. The results were summarized as follows. 1. External features included two normal forelimbs and hindlimbs, and an extra abnormal forelimb which was underdeveloped. The extra forelimb attached to the regions of back on right scapula. 2. The extra forelimb had antebrachial meromelia. It consisted of undeveloped and severely deformed scapula and humerus, fused carpal bones, imperfectly duplicated metacarpal bones, and polydactyly. The polydactyly was consisted of seven rows of digits with seven hooves, and a rudimentary hoof of dewclaw. 3. The ectopic limp was devoid of muscular tissue.