Iran J Vet Surg, Print ISSN: 2008-3033, Online ISSN: 2676-6299

Document Type : Clinical Report


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.


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.

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