1994, Cilt 10, Sayı 1-2, Sayfa(lar) 016-021
Clinical and Radiological Evaluation of the Extremity and Foot Diseases of Sheep in Konya Region
Celal İzci1, Yılmaz Koç2, Sırrı Avki3, Mustafa Kul44
1Doç. Dr., S.Ü. Veteriner Fak., Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Konya
2Yrd. Doç. Dr., S.Ü. Veteriner Fak., Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Konya
3Arş. Gör., S.Ü. Veteriner Fak., Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Konya
4Vet. Hekim, S.Ü. Veteriner Fak., Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Konya
Keywords: Sheep, Extremity and foot diseases, Clinical and radiological evaluation
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This study was undertaken to find out the extent of extremity and foot diseases of sheep in Konya region. In this study; total 10216 sheep, at the State sheep farm and private sheep farm in Konya, were examined clinically and radiologically. For the radiographic examinations, Tanka TP-20 model, portable X-ray units with a maximum power of 70 kV, 10 mA was used. Of the 10216 animals examined, 2043 (19.9 %) had foot disorders, those most commonly found being various claw abnormalities and horn fissures. The front feet were involved in 23.4 % and the hind feet in 76.6 %. Overgrowth of horn had the highest incidence (83.8 %), followed by sinusitis interdigitalis (25.3 %) and horn fissures (17.8 %).

In the present study, foot lesions were observed more in females than in males. Foot abscesses, traumatic injuries and evulsion of hoof were also recorded. Foot abscess was mostly associated with interdigital dermatitis. Traumatic injuries included bruising of the sole and wounds.