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Conference poster, 2019

A new ultrasound technique to evaluate the soundness of bovine stifle joints in beef bulls.

Hansson, Kerstin; Ekman, Stina; Båge, Renee; Persson, Ylva; Häggblom, Lotta

Abstract

In beef bulls, a common cause of lameness is osteochondrosis with lateral trochlear ridge of distal femur as predilection site. The aim of the study was to investigate the possibility of using a basic portable ultrasound equipment in stifle examinations of bulls in order to potentially add the protocol to bull breeding soundness evaluation for field conditions.

Keywords

beef bulls; osteochondrosis; stifle joints; lateral trochlear ridge of distal femur; breeding soundness; ultrasound

Published in

Conference


EVDI (European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging), 21 - 24 August, Basel, Switzerland.

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences
Växa Sverige
National Veterinary Institute (SVA)
Växa Sverige
Häggblom, Lotta
No organisation

UKÄ Subject classification

Clinical Science

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/103131