Open Veterinary Journal

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A detailed systematic anatomical study of monocephalic conjoined symmetric twin lambs

Y. Kamali1,*, Z. Khaksar1, A.R. Sharaki2, B. Rasouli1 and M. Kajbafi2

1Department of Basic Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz, Iran

2Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz, Iran

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Abstract

A case of conjoined twins with monocephalus, thoracopagus, partial abdominopagus, tetrabrachius and tetrascelus in lambs complicated with several defects of skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and urogenital systems is reported. The twins were dead and delivered by cesarean section. This case report highlights the detailed anatomical study of defects in different systems due to an abnormal birth defect.

Keywords: Monocephalus, Sheep, Tetrabrachius, Tetrascelus, Thoracopagus.

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Cite this paper:

Kamali, Y., Khaksar, Z., Sharaki, A.R., Rasouli, B. and Kajbafi, M. 2014. A detailed systematic anatomical study of monocephalic conjoined symmetric twin lambs. Open Vet. J. 4(2), 124-127.