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The case of a Pekinese with sacral vertebrae missing behind vertebra S1 is described. This anomaly produces gait-related disorders and functional modifications of both the anal and the urinary sphincter. The disorder described bears a resemblance to the Manx cat anomaly. A distinction must,...

Dickele, G.; Perrot, P.; Audrin, J. F.
Pratique Médicale & Chirurgicale de l'Animal de Compagnie, 1996, 31, 2, pp 149-152

Three newborn calves were affected by caudal spinal dysgenesis or agenesis (coccygeal vertebra) and persistent cloaca. The cloacae were lined by a mixture of transitional and colonic epithelium. The vertebral column of one calf was internalized into the cloaca. It is suggested that the association...

Dean, C. E.; Cebra, C. K.; Frank, A. A.
Veterinary Pathology, 1996, 33, 6, pp 711-712