A case of polydactyly in the hind-limbs of a West African Dwarf goat in South-West Nigeria

Temidayo O. Omobowale, James O. Olopade, Ifukibot L. Usende, Idris A. Azeez

Abstract


This report describes a case of polydactyly in the hind-limb of a West African Dwarf goat kid in South West Africa. Physical examination revealed the presence of four digits in each of the hind limbs. Radiological examination and macerated bones of the animal showed a bifid shape of each metatarsal that was more prominent from the distal half of the diaphysis. This resulted in the presence of four articulating surfaces per limb at the distal extremity. Though this condition is rare in goats, we advise that continuous reporting by researchers can give a better prevalence statistics of these occurrences.


Keywords


congenital abnormalities; limb deformity; metatarsal

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/IJAE-13721



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