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Journal of Camel Practice and Research
Year : 2012, Volume : 19, Issue : 2
First page : ( 169) Last page : ( 175)
Print ISSN : 0971-6777. Online ISSN : 2277-8934.

Anatomical and ultrasonographical studies on tendons and digital cushions of normal phalangeal region in camels (Camelus dromedarius)

Abu-Seida A.M.*, Mostafa A.M., Tolba A.R.1

Department of Surgery, Anesthesiology & Radiology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

1Department of Anatomy & Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

*Email: ashrafseida@yahoo.com

Online published on 3 April, 2013.

Abstract

In the present study, anatomical and ultrasonographical findings have been evaluated to be compared with abnormal digits in further studies. This study was carried out on 10 feet specimens of both fore and hind limbs from freshly slaughtered mature camels of both sexes and of different ages and body weights and digits of three apparently normal camels. Transverse and sagittal ultrasonographical examinations were carried out on all digits from fetlock joint to the nails using Toshiba ultrasound device connecting with 6–8 MHz linear transducer. Ten specimens of the digits were dissected anatomically to compare anatomical and ultrasonographical findings. All ultrasonographic and anatomic findings of common digital extensor tendon, superficial and deep digital flexor tendons, digital cushions and sole were described. In conclusion, ultrasonography is a highly impressive cross sectional diagnostic imaging in camel's digits.

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Keywords

Anatomy, camel, digital cushion, tendons, ultrasonography.

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