Multiple congenital ocular abnormalities including microphthalmia, microphakia and aphakia in a Simmental cross bull

Gladden, N., Gamino Rodríguez, V., Marchesi, F. , Orr, J. and Murdoch, F. (2019) Multiple congenital ocular abnormalities including microphthalmia, microphakia and aphakia in a Simmental cross bull. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 7(1), e000702. (doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000702)

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Abstract

A 20-month-old Simmental cross bull presented to the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health and Food Safety, University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, in April 2015 with multiple congenital ocular abnormalities including bilateral microphthalmia. We present this case as an interesting presentation of idiopathic multiple congenital ocular abnormalities in the absence of congenital abnormalities affecting other body systems. This case highlights an unusual ocular presentation and illustrates the importance of a thorough clinical examination. The prognosis for cases of multiple congenital ocular abnormalities including microphthalmia is poor as no treatment is available and welfare is often compromised. It is therefore important that cases are accurately diagnosed so appropriate management decisions can be made regarding the individual and any herd investigations that are required can be instigated.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gladden, Ms Nicola and Murdoch, Mr Fraser and Orr, Miss Jayne and Marchesi, Dr Francesco and Gamino Rodríguez, Virginia
Authors: Gladden, N., Gamino Rodríguez, V., Marchesi, F., Orr, J., and Murdoch, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record Case Reports
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:2052-6121
ISSN (Online):2052-6121
Published Online:01 February 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 British Veterinary Association
First Published:First published in Veterinary Record Case Reports 7(1):e000702
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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