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Myelodysplasia as a cause of hindlimb ataxia in two beef calves.

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Hill, B.D. (2010) Myelodysplasia as a cause of hindlimb ataxia in two beef calves. Australian Veterinary Journal, 88 (4). pp. 151-153.

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.2010.00559.x

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Myelodysplasia is a general term referring to abnormal development of the spinal cord. Unless associated with vertebral malformations, it can be difficult to distinguish clinically from other causes of spinal cord disease. These case reports describe the clinical and pathological findings in two calves with a distinctive non-progressive pelvic limb ataxia. The syndrome was observed in two calves on a large, extensively managed beef cattle property near Richmond, north Queensland. Both calves had similar clinical signs, including hindlimb ataxia with swaying of the pelvis and a well-coordinated bilateral hopping-like action. The differential diagnoses are discussed. A focal or diffuse myelodysplasia should be suspected in calves that have exhibited a non-progressive hindlimb ataxia from birth.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:DEEDI
Additional Information:© 2010 The Author. © Australian Veterinary Association
Keywords:Ataxia; beef cattle; hindlimbs; myelodysplasia.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Other diseases and conditions
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary pathology
Live Archive:23 Jun 2010 02:22
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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