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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Perosomus elumbis (Vertebral agenesis and arthrogryposis) in a stillborn indigenous calf in Kerala

Author(s):
Niyas E, Naveen Kumar RH, Magnus Paul, Revathy MM, Reshma S and Laiju MP
Abstract:
Perosomus elumbis, a rarely encountered congenital anomaly of unknown etiology which is characterized by a series of malformations, including agenesis of vertebrae and the lumbar segment of the spinal cord. This partial agenesis of the spinal cord and deformity or lack of vertebrae in the lumbar, sacral and coccygeal regions lead to the shortening of the animal's body and atrophy of its posterior end, especially the hind limbs. A case was presented as dystocia due to foetal malformation. The calf was stillborn and affected with brachygnathism, arthrogryposis of the vertebrae (thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal) and hind limbs, scoliosis of the vertebral column with the fusion of last three thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal vertebrae.
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How to cite this article:
Niyas E, Naveen Kumar RH, Magnus Paul, Revathy MM, Reshma S, Laiju MP. Perosomus elumbis (Vertebral agenesis and arthrogryposis) in a stillborn indigenous calf in Kerala. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):609-610.

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