Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Bilateral Congenital Contracted Flexor Tendon in a Calf and its Surgical Management

B.Prakash Kumar, P.Ramesh and K.Prabhakar Rao

Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary Science, Garividi, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Andhra Pradesh

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2022: 99 (2) - pages 37 to 38
(Received: , Accepted: )


A two days old Jersey Crossbred female calf weighing 25kg was presented with the history of abnormal posture and gait of both forelimbs, standing on fetlock joints since birth. Physical examination revealed bilateral congenital contracted flexor tendon. An incision was made caudo-laterally at the distal palmar region just above the fetlock joint and superficial and deep digital flexor tendons were severed. The incision was sutured and bandaged with PVC splint. The sutures were removed on 10 post-operative day and the calf had an uneventful recovery

Key Words: Congenital, flexed tendon, knuckling, calves

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