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Congenital Bilateral Cleft Lip - Jaw - Palate in a Male Holstein Friesian Crossbred Calf

R. Kalirajan and R. Uma Rani

Veterinary University Training and Diagnostic Centre, TANUVAS, Thirupparankundram, Madurai – 625 005, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2020: 97 (2) - pages 52 to 53
(Received: October, 2019, Accepted: November, 2019)


A pluriparous, full term pregnant Holstein Friesian crossbred cow having dystocia in its second caving, on per vaginal examination revealed a dead foetus with craniofacial skeletal defects. Successful pervaginal delivery of bilateral cleft lip- jaw- palate congenita fetus was achieved with foetotomy

Key Words: Dystocia – bilateral cleft lipjaw- palate - Cow.

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