Publication
Title
Partial tibial neurectomy in 113 Belgian blue calves with spastic paresis
Author
Abstract
One hundred and thirteen double-muscled Belgian blue calves (69 males and 44 females) with spastic paresis (52 unilateral and 61 bilateral) were treated surgically by partial tibial neurectomy under caudal epidural anaesthesia. Telephone inquiries made at least three-and-a-half months later established that good results were obtained in 83.2 per cent of the calves; a considerable improvement was reported in 4.4 per cent which still had intermittent spastic contractions; severe hyperflexion of the hock necessitating early slaughtering was recorded in 4.4 per cent of the calves; and in 8 per cent there was little or no improvement.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The veterinary record / British Veterinary Association. - London
Publication
London : 2000
ISSN
0042-4900
Volume/pages
147:1(2000), p. 16-19
ISI
000088321400010
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 19.04.2011
Last edited 03.11.2017