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The locomotor disorders induced by the neurectomy of the femoral nerve or by the myotomy of the quadriceps femoris muscle are identical and are characterized clinically by the mixed lameness, which does not preclude use of the flexed leg for support. The authors point to the possibility of use of...

Marolt, J.; Bego, U.; Zobundzija, M.; Brkic, A.
Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 1982, 89, 5, pp 189-192

Various limb paralyses were reproduced experimentally in order to evaluate the associated loss of limb function. The suprascapular, radial, median, and ulnar, femoral, sciatic, peroneal, and tibial nerves were sectioned each in one leg of two calves. The obturator nerves were sectioned in two...

Vaughan, L. C.
Veterinary Record, 1964, 76, pp 1301-1304; 1301-1304 pp.
Cover for Sus scrofa (pigs)

Datasheet Type(s): Livestock Species


Males weigh between 45 and 55 kilos and females weigh between 25 and 35 kilos. Colouration is highly variable from mostly black, to various shades...


There exist over 200 distinct breeds of sheep Ovis aries. The breeds differ in their physical characteristics. Female sheep tend to be smaller than...

Cover for bone, foot diseases and lameness in small ruminants

Lameness or disordered gait is a common clinical sign in small ruminants (goats, sheep and deer). Inability or reluctance to move or changed gait in...


Information in this disease system overview will be expanded in the next edition of the Compendium. Please note that the list of diseases affecting...

Cover for nervous system diseases of small ruminants

Nervous diseases in small ruminants occur sporadically, rarely does the incidence exceed more than one to two per cent of the population at risk....

Cover for proximal limb disorders in cattle - bones and joints

The following are disorders of bones and joints of the proximal limb of cattle. The proximal limb is that part of the limb nearest the body of the...

Cover for bone, foot diseases and lameness in large ruminants

Lameness, the modification of gait, is a clinical sign of many diseases and disorders. It is a reaction on the part of the animal to relieve or adapt...

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