Ectrodactyly in a Holstein calf

송아지의 뒷발가락 결손증

  • Kim, Chong-sup (College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 김종섭 (경상대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1995.12.05
  • Published : 1996.06.25


An abnormal female Holstein calf with ectrodactyly of right hindlimb was observed macroscopically and radiographically, and the results were summarized as follows. 1. The central and fourth tarsal bones in the left hindlimb were separated. 2. The tarsus in the right hindlimb consisted of five pieces; the talus, calcaneus, central and first tarsal bones were separated, and the second, third and fourth tarsal bones were fused. 3. The large metatarsal bone in the right hindlimb was fused rudimentary fourth metatarsal bone and well developed third metatarsal bone. 4. The phalanges of the lateral(fourth) digit were absent in the right hindlimb.