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Surgical Correction of Intermittent Unilateral Hind Limb Extension in Buffalo and Cattle

Surgical Correction of Intermittent Unilateral Hind Limb Extension in Buffalo and Cattle

Hafiz Aftab Ahmed1, Asif Ali2, Akbar Ali2, Salman Ahmed Abid3 and Sajid Umar4*

1University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab, Pakistan
3Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
4Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

ABSTRACT

Three cases, including a buffalo and two cows were presented with complaint of persistent unilateral hind limb extension. The animals were unable to flex the limb during walk. Diagnosis was based on case history, clinical sign and clinical examination. Upward fixation of patella was diagnosed in all three animals. After careful palpation of the ligament, medial patellar desmotomy was performed in lateral recumbence, under local anesthesia achieved by 2% lignocaine hydrochloride. The skin was apposed with simple interrupted sutures using silk. Post-operative care was continued for five days. Clinical signs abated in all operated animals, proving that the technique employed was effective and of simple execution for the treatment of dorsal patellar fixation in bovine.
 

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