Atypical hydrocephalus in an Angus herd in Missouri, USA

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere000537
Journal / PublicationVeterinary Record Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

An atypical hydrocephalus case from a 24-month-old Angus heifer was diagnosed after a caesarean section was performed. The cow was euthanased after she fell twice during the surgery before having the opportunity to exteriorise the uterus. The fetus was removed from the dam post euthanasia. This teratogenic abnormality resembled a new genetic condition diagnosed in 2009 in the Angus breed called neuropathic hydrocephalus (recessive gene). The calf and dam were not sampled, but the bull, coming from a commercial Angus farm, tested positive for this gene. This case reinforces the importance of a consistent diagnostic methodology when genetic diseases are suspected.

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Atypical hydrocephalus in an Angus herd in Missouri, USA. / Melendez, Pedro; Volkmann, Dietrich; Pithua, Patrick.
In: Veterinary Record Case Reports, Vol. 5, No. 4, e000537, 01.10.2017.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review