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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 7(8): 686-693
Http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.aavs/2019/7.8.686.693
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Attia Ahmed Moselhy1, Mustafa Abd El Raouf2*, Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal3

1Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig - 44519, Egypt; 2Department of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt; 3Department of Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt.

Abstract | Normal diagnostic anatomy of the carpal region of most farm animals was studied, but that of caprine has not been studied in details. Therefore the aim of the present study was to investigate the normal radiography, computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography of the goat carpal region compared to the dissecting anatomy. Two thoracic limbs were used for carpal bones preparation and examination. In addition, four fresh thoracic limbs separated from the shoulder joint were used for normal anatomical study and latex injection of the joint sacs after CT scanning. The anatomical study was compared with the normal radiography, CT and ultrasonography of the carpal region of five clinically selected healthy goats. Radiographic and CT images revealed normal bone anatomy of the carpal joint, while ultrasonographic imaging revealed ability to visualize tendinous structures of the regional musculature such as those of extensor and flexor muscles as well as joint capsule and collateral ligaments. Therefore, results of the present study were indicated good correlations of radiography, CT and ultrasonography of the goat carpal region with the normal anatomical dissection and provided suitable data for caprine practioners and surgeons as well as educational purposes.

Keywords | Carpal Region, Goat, Radiography, Computed Tomography, Ultrasonography