Buhari et al May 2008

Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 7(1):23-24

Monocephalus, thoracopagus and dipygus twins in Sokoto Red goat

S Buhari, AS Yakubu, A Jibril, JB Adeyanju, UM Chafe

Abstract

A dipygus Sokoto red goat was delivered through caesarean section following protracted period of dystocia. The dipygus thoracopagus twins died shortly after the surgery and were examined radiographically and at necropsy. They were monocephalus joined at the thoracic region (thoracopagus) and had separate spinal columns.

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