Arthrogryposis in Murrah buffaloes in southern Brazil

Authors
Schild, Ana Lucia; Soares, Mauro Pereira; Damé, Maria C.; Portiansky, Enrique Leo; Riet Correa, Franklin
Publication Year
2003
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Congenital arthrogryposis is described in a Murrah buffalo herd. The disease was characterized by curvature and multiple articular rigidity of the hindlimbs or of all limbs without associated defects except for one case of brachygnatia. Histologically there was reduction of motor neurons from the ventral horns of the spinal cord and hypoplasia of the limb muscles. Analysis of the herd breeding records suggests that the disease is genetically transmitted by an autosomal recessive trait.
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias
Subject
Ciencias Veterinarias
Access level
Open access
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Repository
SEDICI (UNLP)
Institution
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
OAI Identifier
oai:sedici.unlp.edu.ar:10915/35656