RESEARCH ARTICLES

Radiographic evaluation of hoof affections in dairy cattle
R. Anees, P.T. Dinesh, C. J. Nithin, S. Sooryadas, George Chandy and P. Vinu David

 doi: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2022.53.2.158-162

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2022.53(2):158-162.

Author Details

R. Anees: MVSc Scholar,Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India.

P.T. Dinesh:  Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India.

C. J. Nithin: Veterinary Surgeon, Animal Husbandry Department, Kerala

 S. Sooryadas:Assistant Professor,Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India.

George Chandy:  Assistant Professor,Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India.

P. Vinu David: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India.

Article History

Received: 26.04.2021, Accepted: 20.05.2021, Published : 30.06.2022

Corresponding author: P.T. Dinesh

email: dineshpt@kvasu.ac.in

 

Citation:  Anees, R., Dinesh, P.T., Nithin, C. J., Sooryadas, S., George, C. and David, P. V. 2022. Radiographic evaluation of hoof affections in dairy cattle. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 53(2): 158-162 DOI: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2022.53.2.158-162



Abstract


The study was undertaken to identify radiographic changes of hoof affections in dairy cattle. Out of the 78 cases radiographed, 67 cases were found to have lesions. Lateral and dorsopalmar/ plantar views of the affected foot of selected animals under study was evaluated.Soft tissue mass at inter-digital space, alterations in bone density of third phalanx, deviation of third phalanx were the major radiographic lesions diagnosed followed by fracture of third phalanx, osteomyelitis, deviation of second phalanx, periosteal reactions on phalanges and soft tissue swelling at coronary region. No radiographic changes were present in 14.10 per cent of the cases. Keywords: Radiography, hoof, dairy cattle