Occurrence of a possible dwarfism in buffaloes: A case report

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Gustavo Pimenta Schettini Nélcio Antônio Tonizza de Carvalho Humberto Tonhati Raphael Bermal Costa Gregório Miguel Ferreira de Camargo


The detection and control of congenital diseases are important to maintain productive and reproductive indexes. The dwarfism is characterized by fetal incomplete or malformation. The present report states a possible dwarfism in buffaloes. The calf presented a low birth weight and a slow weight gain. The animal had also an asymmetric skull and deformed members, especially the hind legs. The calf died at eight months of age. Investigations of reproductive historical of parents were done and hypotheses to explain the event were presented.

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SCHETTINI, Gustavo Pimenta et al. Occurrence of a possible dwarfism in buffaloes: A case report. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 39, n. 4, p. 517-520, dec. 2020. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/2109>. Date accessed: 15 may 2021.
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