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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1058-1062
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.116


Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation of Recumbent Cows with Musculoskeletal Disorders - A Study of 179 Downer Cows
Sivaraman*, G. Vijayakumar, G. A. Balasubramaniam,Dharmaceelan and P. Selvaraj
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Veterinary College and Institute,
Namakkal, Tamil Nadu 637 002, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai 600 051, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Recumbent cow syndrome or Downer cow refers to cows that become recumbent and fail to rise. Five hundred and fifty six cows presented in recumbency to veterinary hospital, Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu during the period June 2015 to May 2019 were studied. The musculoskeletal disorders was 32.19 per cent (n= 179).The various musculoskeletal disorders contributing for recumbent cow in the presence study included peroneal nerve paralysis (28.49 per cent), radial nerve paralysis (13.41 per cent), stifle joint injury (21.79 per cent), tibial nerve paralysis (14.53 per cent), sciatic nerve paresis (7.82 per cent), hip dislocation (6.70 per cent), gastrocnemius muscle rupture (3.35 per cent) and others including obturator nerve paresis, hip fracture, femur fracture and peroneus tersius muscle rupture (7 per cent). The pathagnomonic clinical signs of recumbent cows with musculoskeletal disorders were listed in detail.


Keywords: Recumbent cows- Musculoskeletal disorders –clinical signs
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Sivaraman. S., G. Vijayakumar, G. A. Balasubramaniam, S. Dharmaceelan and Selvaraj. P. 2020. Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation of Recumbent Cows with Musculoskeletal Disorders - A Study of 179 Downer Cows.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1058-1062. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.116