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Resection of the distal interphalangeal joint in cattle: an alternative to amputation
  1. K Nuss and
  2. MP Weaver
  1. Department of Surgery, Veterinary Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.


A technique for the resection of the distal interphalangeal joint of cattle with infectious arthritis of the joint is described. The procedure has advantages over amputation of the digit because a weight-bearing claw is retained so that the animal can move on slatted floors and at pasture, and its productive life can be extended.

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