Buhari et al May 2008

Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 7(1):5-8

Management of supernumerary limb in an Ouda lamb: A case report

S Buhari, AS Yakubu, A Jibril, JB Adeyanju, ML Sonfada, HS Garba, UM Chafe, S Usman, Q Opara

Abstract

An Ouda lamb with supernumerary limb was presented to Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, five days post lambing. The accessory limb was underdeveloped and attached to a flocculating fluid filled skin flap located around the first 3 cervical vertebrae. The congenital anomaly was diagnosed as the presence of supernumerary limb (SL), and was managed surgically. Surgical correction under sedation and local infiltration resulted in normal locomotion and better aesthetics of the lamb.

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