Arthrography and Arthrosonography of the Friesian cattle (Bos taurus) carpus

Abstract: The radiographic, computed tomographic and ultrasonographic of the carpal region of twelve clinically normal Friesian cattle (Bos taurus) was determined. Radiographic examination was performed in dorsopalmar, lateromedial projections. The carpus was ultrasonographically investigated with the help of an 8-MHz linear transducer. Bone windows CT were performed. The bony structures and articulations of the carpal joint were outlined. The extensor tendons were easily identified at the dorsal aspect of the carpus. The flexor tendons were observed at the palmar aspect. Other soft structures examined include the lateral collateral ligament and the medial collateral ligament. The lumina of carpal tendon sheaths and the boundaries of the carpal joint pouches could not be defined. The objective of this study was to define the normal ultrasonographic appearance of the structures of the carpal region in healthy Friesian cattle as well as to state the normal radiography and CT of the same region in order to establish clinically relevant reference data.

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[Adel. M. Al-akraa, Abdelhaleem. H. El-Kasapy and Anwar. A. El-Shafey (2015); Arthrography and Arthrosonography of the Friesian cattle (Bos taurus) carpus Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (4). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407).

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