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Kyphosis in Jersey calves
  1. M Jeffrey,
  2. SA Hopper and
  3. R Bradley


A condition of Jersey calves involving kyphosis and lordosis is described. Four calves originating from three farms, all the progeny of one bull, were necropsied. The only significant finding was a myopathy mainly affecting sublumbar muscles. The lesions were not consistent with white muscle disease or of any known myopathy affecting Jersey calves. It is likely that this condition represents a primary muscular dystrophy of genetic origin.

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