Congenital cerebellar hypoplasia in Holstein-Friesian calf-A case report
Khadim Hussain Dar1
Hamid Ullah Malik2
1 Division of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, 190006, India
2 Division of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, 190006, India
International Journal of Molecular Zoology, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 1 doi: 10.5376/ijmz.2016.06.0001
Received: 16 Feb., 2016 Accepted: 29 Mar., 2016 Published: 22 Apr., 2016
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Dar K.H., Malik H.U., and Hafiz A., 2016, Congenital cerebellar hypoplasiain Holstein-Friesian calf-A case report, International Journal of Molecular Zoology, 6(01): 1-3 (doi: 10.5376/ijmz.2016.06.0001)
A 5 days old female Holstein-Friesian calf weighing 21 kg with the history of not being able to stand on its own since the birth was presented. The calf had held its head backwards and was very weak despite having normal sucking reflex. On clinical examination the calf was seen having exaggerated movements of the limbs with hyperaesthesia. As there was no response to medicinal treatment. The case was diagnosed as a case of cerebellar hypoplasia on the basis of history, clinical signs and clinical examination. Therefore euthanasia was recommended.
Calf; Cerebellar; Hypoplasia; Euthanasia
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