Bilateral cheiloschisis in bovine - A case report

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Saulo Andrade Caldas
Vivian de Assunção Nogueira
Alessandra Estrela da Silva Lima
Ana Paula Aragão
Mariana Sequeira d’Avila
André Marandola dos Santos
Ileana Costa Miranda
Samay Zillmann Rocha Costa
Tiago Cunha Peixoto

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ABSTRACT. Caldas S.A., Nogueira V.A., Lima A.E.S., Aragão A.P., d’Avila M.S., Santos A.M., Miranda I.C., Costa S.Z.R. & Peixoto T.C. [Bilateral cheiloschisis in bovine - A case report.] Queilosquise bilateral em bovino - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 36(1):55-59, 2014. Departamento de Medicina e Cirurgia Veterinária, Instituto de Veterinária, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, BR 465 Km 7, Seropédica RJ 23890-000, Brasil. E-mail: saulocaldas@hotmail.com A case of bilateral queilosquise in a cattle two years old was reported. Clinically, there was cachexia, difficulty in grasping food and water intake. The clinical examination revealed that the nasal orifices were discontinuous with the upper lip, which allowed communication between the nostrils and mouth in its rostral portion, crowding of incisors (tweezers), as well as exposure of medium and the 2nd corner and of the tongue. In this case, the bilateral queilosquise was the result of flaws in fusion of the maxillary process and the medial nasal process and its surroundings, probably due to mineral deficiencies of pregnant cow. This pathogenesis was suggested by excluding other possible causes, the knowledge of the existence of mineral deficiencies in the region where the event occurred and bad nutritional status of pregnant female.

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Caldas, S. A., Nogueira, V. de A., Lima, A. E. da S., Aragão, A. P., d’Avila, M. S., dos Santos, A. M., Miranda, I. C., Costa, S. Z. R., & Peixoto, T. C. (2014). Bilateral cheiloschisis in bovine - A case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 36(1), 55–59. Retrieved from https://rbmv.org/BJVM/article/view/448
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