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Cleft lip and palate in a kid-a case report

K.B. Sumena* and K.M. Lucy
Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy - 680 651, India.

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The occurrence of cleft lip and palate in a Malabari kid is reported and discussed the possible reasons. The kid showed brachygnathism, cleft lip and cleft palate.  The doe had a history of abnormal kids in her first kidding, which indicated the possibility of genetic cause.  Because of the presence of brachygnathism, the kid could not apply negative pressure to suckle the milk. As the kid might have already swallowed the fluid within the womb, this might have led to respiratory disturbances and death.  It was suggested that the doe should not be bred due to the hereditary nature of this condition.
Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Kid.
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