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Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part A (2023)

Congenital Chondrodysplasia in a Punganur Dwarf Cow: A case report

Author(s): Soham Mukherjee, Akanksha Mukherjee and Ushma Patel
Congenital anomalies are not uncommon in domestic animals, and they can have various causes, including genetic and environmental factors. This case study reports the occurrence of a rare congenital anomaly in a Punganur breed calf, which was born lifeless with a bull-dog like face and unnaturally rotated limbs. The breeding records and pedigree of the cow were not available, and nutritional deficiencies and ingestion of teratogenic plants were ruled out as potential causes. The chondrodysplasia syndrome, caused by a homozygous type of Dexter breed, is known to be inherited and lethal. However, the exact cause of the anomaly in this Punganur calf remains uncertain. This case report highlights the importance of careful observation and examination of new-born animals, particularly in breeds with a known genetic predisposition to certain congenital conditions.
Pages: 28-30  |  109 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Soham Mukherjee, Akanksha Mukherjee, Ushma Patel. Congenital Chondrodysplasia in a Punganur Dwarf Cow: A case report. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(3):28-30. DOI:
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