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Congenital diplomyelia and hydromyelia in two calves
  1. Peter Hut1,
  2. Peter Vos1,
  3. Gerrit Hooijer1,
  4. Simon de Neck2 and
  5. Ben Jurgens2
  1. 1 Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Peter Hut; p.r.hut{at}uu.nl

Abstract

We describe two clinical cases of diplomyelia with hydromyelia in newborn calves. Both animals presented clinical signs of a general proprioceptive ataxia affecting the pelvic limbs. The most clear finding during clinical examination of the animals was an unilateral (case 1) or bilateral (case 2) absent patellar reflex. Only the second case was serologically tested positive for Schmallenberg virus, which is not a very likely aetiology. The cause of the spinal cord lesions in both calves remains unknown.

  • calves
  • neurology
  • diplomyelia
  • hydromyelia
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  • Contributors PH, PV and GH have been involved in patients care, writing of the paper, critical review and approval of the latest version for publication. SdN and BJ have been involved in the necropsy of both patients, writing of the paper, critical review and approval of the latest version for publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement There are no additional data available for this paper.

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