Tail-tip necrosis in beef and dairy cattle: A report of seven cases in Ankara

URAL K., Alic D., Karakurum M. Ç. , Aktas A. S. , Haydardedeoglu A. E. , Cingi C. C.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.13, ss.203-207, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.203-207


Tail-tip necrosis has long been recognized as a disease condition occurring in cattle housed on slatted-floors. The disease has been reported in heifers, steers and bulls with beef production. In the present article the authors describe macroscopically diagnosed tail-tip necrosis in a total of seven beef and dairy cattle observed in Ankara. Diagnosis of tail tip necrosis was made on the basis of clinical examination and descriptive analysis of gross lesions. The present article highlights the importance of including tail-tip necrosis on the list of differential diagnoses for diseases characterized by involvement of the musculoskeletal system, consisting of the tail.