Surgical correction of polydactyly in a camel (Camelus dromedarius).

  title={Surgical correction of polydactyly in a camel (Camelus dromedarius).},
  author={Zuhair Bani-Ismail and Jan Hawkins and J J Siems},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  volume={30 2},
A 2-mo-old, 90-kg, intact male camel (Camelus dromedarius) was admitted for surgical removal of a supernumerary digit associated with the medial aspect of the right carpus and metacarpus. Radiographic views of the carpus and metacarpus revealed the supernumerary digit articulating with the middle carpal joint via an extra carpal bone. The supernumerary digit consisted of three bones. Surgical removal of the supernumerary digit was recommended to restore normal limb conformation, limit the… CONTINUE READING