Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Internal Medicine
Computed tomographic images of discospondylitis in a calf
Takeshi TSUKANaoki YAMAMOTOMakoto SANESHIGETakehito MORITAYuji SUNDENYusuke MURAHATAKazuo AZUMATomohiro OSAKINorihito ITOYoshiharu OKAMOTOTomohiro IMAGAWA
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

2015 Volume 77 Issue 12 Pages 1689-1691

Details
Abstract

A 2-month-old male Japanese Black calf was presented with a 30-day history of progressive ataxia. Antemortem examination using computed tomography (CT) revealed narrowing of the disc spaces due to destruction of intervertebral structures between the first and second thoracic vertebrae and between the second and third thoracic vertebrae. Osteolysis was evident as irregular hypoattenuating lesions within the opposing end plates of the first, second and third thoracic vertebrae. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was detected as the causative bacteria, and discospondylitis was diagnosed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first bovine case report describing the application of CT for the diagnosis of discospondylitis.

Information related to the author

この記事はクリエイティブ・コモンズ [表示 - 非営利 - 改変禁止 4.0 国際]ライセンスの下に提供されています。
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.ja
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top