INCIDENCE OF METACARPAL AND METATARSAL FRACTURES IN GOATS (2020-2023)


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Authors

  • S. Kokila Assistant Professor, Department of Clinics, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal - 637 001
  • S. Dharmaceelan Professor and Head, Department of Clinics, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal - 637 001
  • S. Kathirvel Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal - 637 001
  • P. Balachandran Profeassor, Department Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal - 637 001
  • A. Arivuchelvan Professor and Head, Department of Animal Husbandry Statistics and Computer Application, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal - 637 001

Keywords:

Goat, Metacarpal, Metatarsal, Fracture, Incidence

Abstract

Fracture comprises one of the major surgical cases having serious impinge on small ruminants causing lameness. A retrospective study was undertaken on incidence of long bone fractures in reference to metacarpal and metatarsal in goats. Among 893 cases, 344 (38.5%) cases had fracture. Incidence according to the bone involved; metacarpal (28.4%), metatarsal (22.9%), tibia (15.9%), femur (14.2%), radius and ulna (11%) and humerus (8.13%). Fractures with special reference to the age, sex, nature, type, location in metacarpal and metatarsal were taken for the study. The age of animals with metacarpal fracture ranged from twenty days to 3 years and had a mean age of 9 months whereas metatarsal fracture ranged from one month to 2.5 years and had a mean age of 1.2 years. Out of 176 goats with metacarpal (98) and metatarsal (76) fractures, male goats (65.3%) and (68.4%) were mostly affected than female. Open fractures were 33% whereas closed fractures were of 67%. Fracture due to automobile accident in metacarpal (45.9%) and metatarsal (31.5%) was found to be the most common cause of fracture in goats. 

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15-12-2023

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19-12-2023

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INCIDENCE OF METACARPAL AND METATARSAL FRACTURES IN GOATS (2020-2023). (2023). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research, 52(5), 119-122. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJVASR/article/view/146473