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Year : 2021, Volume : 22, Issue : 1
First page : ( 40) Last page : ( 42)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Surgical management of congenital flexor tendon deformity in punganur calves

Ravikanth J.1,*, Mounika R. Bala2, Reddy S.V. Prudhvi3

1Post Graduate Scholar, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram

2Post Graduate Scholar, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram

3Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, Veterinary Polyclinic State Institute of Animal Health (SIAH)Department of Animal HusbandryTanuku - 534211 (Andhra Pradesh)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: munna.j87@gmail.com

Online Published on 23 January, 2023.


Two Punganur heifer calves were presented with non-weight bearing, lameness and knuckling of both forelimbs. There was difficulty in extension of fetlock joints of forelimbs in both calves. The condition was diagnosed as contracted tendons and surgical correction was attempted. Tenotomy was undertaken under local analgesia. Post-operatively, limbs were immobilized with reinforced MRJ using bamboo splints and the same was repeated with routine antiseptic dressing. Both calves recovered normally with complete weight bearing.



Calf, Congenital defect, Contracted tendon, Knuckling, Partial tenotomy.


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