Radiography of Manus and Pes in Hard Working Donkeys
Keywords:Digits; Donkey; Hard working; Osteophytes; Radiography
The present study aimed to highlights on the radiographic appearance of extensive new bone formation in equine limbs, which resulted from recurrent mild traumas to the limbs in hard working donkeys. The study was carried out on 36 hard working donkeys admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Assiut University suffering from different types and forms of lameness (new bone growth). Based on history, clinical signs and radiographic examinations, various types of osteophytes were diagnosed and recorded including: ringbone (20 animals), splints (6 animals), osselets (4 animals), sesamoiditis (4 animals) extensive foot osteophytes (one animal) and splints with accidental absence of digit (one animal).
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