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A Case of Omphalo‐Ischiopagus (Dicephalic Dithoracic Abdominopagus Tetrascelus Tetrabrachius) in Lambs

Author:
Samuel, M. O., Wachida, N., Abenga, J. H., Kisani, A. I., Adamu, S. S., Hambesha, P., Gyang, E., Oyedipe, E. O.
Source:
Anatomia, histologia, embryologia 2014 v.43 no.4 pp. 320-323
ISSN:
0340-2096
Subject:
barium, case studies, death, ewes, lambs, twins, Nigeria
Abstract:
This case report describes a rare occurrence of asymmetrical conjoined twinning in lambs in Makurdi (Benue state), Middle Belt region of Nigeria. The conjoined twins were delivered normally by a multiparous ewe of about three and a half years old; the female twins had two complete set of limbs. Barium meal and X‐ray revealed abnormalities of the skeletal, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. This condition is rare in sheep and is to the best of our knowledge the first report of omphalo‐ishiopagus (dicephalic dithoracic tetrabrachius) twinned lambs. The condition always leads to death of the twin lambs due to various physical abnormalities.
Agid:
804256