Document Type: Clinical Report

Authors

1 Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

2 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

3 Private Practitioner, Kashmar, Iran.

Abstract

Case Description- A three month Holstein female calf with a supernumerary limb in the caudal cervical region was delivered to a private veterinary clinic in Kashmar.Clinical Findings- Clinical and radiographical examinations revealed a vestigial scapula, distally bifurcated humerus, two underdeveloped ulnae, two ossification centers for radius and more or less complete duplication of manus in the extra fore limb.Treatment and Outcome- The supernumerary limb was removed surgically.Clinical Relevance- Notomelia is a rare anomaly which according to absence of any other defects, can usually be treated surgically.