Journal of Buffalo Science

Arthrodesis of a Distal Interphalangeal Joint in a wild African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Pages 28-32
Anthony Scott Shakespeare


Published: 03 April 2015


Abstract: Intensification of wild ruminants has resulted in more lameness cases that are presented for medical and surgical intervention. Claw problems in these wild and often dangerous animals, although similar to those seen in domestic bovines often require quick decisions and speedy adaptations of generally accepted treatment and procedure protocols. The arthrodesis of the pedal joint in a buffalo cow is one such example.

Keywords: Wild, ruminant, claw, fusion, stability.
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