ANGULAR FETLOCK DEFORMITY OF THE FORE LIMBS IN CAMELS CLINICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND HISTOPATHPLOGICAL STUDIES

Citation:
ANGULAR FETLOCK DEFORMITY OF THE FORE LIMBS IN CAMELS CLINICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND HISTOPATHPLOGICAL STUDIES, Fahmy, L. S., Farag K. A., Hegazy A. A., and Zabady M. K. , Scientific Journal of King Faisal University (Basic and Applied Sciences) , Volume Vol. 1, Issue No.1 , p.85-100, (2000)

Abstract:

Out of 2629 camels, thirty camels of different ages, sexes, and breeds
were diagnosed as angular fetlock deformity. Clinically, those camels were
suffering from different degrees of valgus and varus deformities. The
prevalent radiographic alterations were asymmetric division of the distal end
of the third and fourth metacarpals accompanied by shortening deformities.
The divergence angle of the distal end of the metacarpals were measured and
classified into 3 grades. Necropsy and histopathological fmdings revealed
variable degrees of secondary degenerative joint disease.