Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. J. Vet. Pract. 7(1): 35-38
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Khan Sharun*, Mohammed Arif Basha, Mudasir Ahmad Shah, Naveen Kumar Verma, Amarpal

Division of Surgery, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh - 243122, India.

Abstract | The purpose of the present case report is to put on records an unusual and rare case of multiple congenital anomalies involving the central nervous system, musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal system in a one day old male Murrah buffalo calf. The buffalo calf was presented to Referral Veterinary Polyclinic, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar with the history of inability to stand and passage of small quantity of feces since birth through a punctured opening made by owner at perineal region. Physical examination of the calf revealed the absence of tail along with flexed and malformed limbs and incomplete anal opening. Radiographic examination of spine revealed the absence of sacral and coccygeal vertebrae along with malformed thoracolumbar vertebrae. On the basis ofhistory and clinical examination, the case was diagnosed asarthrogryposis multiplex congenita and perosomus acaudatus complicated with atresia ani type I (imperforate anus). The calf was operated for the correction of atresia ani. Postoperatively the calf was treated with nervine tonics to regain its bowel activity. However the calf died after a month following operation.

Keywords | Buffalo calf, Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, Perosomus acaudatus, Atresia ani