Histochemical and Histomorphometrical Studies on the
Digital Cushion of Heifers and Dairy Cows with Claw Horn
Volume 3 - Issue 1
Celal İzci1, İlhami Çelik2*, Muharrem Erol3 and Ebru Gökşahin4
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- 1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Selçuk, Konya, Turkey
- 2Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Selçuk, Konya, Turkey
- 3Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Balıkesir University, Balıkesir, Turkey
- 4Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Selçuk, Konya, Turkey
İlhami Çelik, Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Selçuk,
Received: August 20, 2019; Published: August 29, 2019
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Background: The ruminant claw horn lesions seriously diminish histological structure and functional efficiency of the digital
cushion of the dairy cows.
Objective: To investigate histological and histochemical properties of the digital cushion in the dairy cow with claw horn
lesions, such as white line disease, sole damage and hemorrhage.
Results: The results showed that digital cushion loses its normal histological structure in claw horn lesions.
Conclusion: Further biochemical, physiological and feeding studies on the experimentally induced claw horn lesions are
necessary to understand the nature of the events playing roles involving animal feeding in the development of the lesions, to develop
new animal feeding strategies aiming to protect and maintain the normal structure of the digital cushion.”
Keywords:Protein Degradability; Goats; Intensive Feeding; Nitrogen Balance; Digestibility
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