Visual symptoms of curly calf syndrome visual symptoms of curly calf syndrome
Rodney Torell U of NV Beef Extension
what are the visual symptoms of curly calf syndrome? Curly calf syndrome is also known as Bovine Hereditary Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (BHAMC).
The short answer: At birth the spine is bent and twisted in affected calves (sounds like lupine or crooked calf syndrome doesn’t it?). The calves are small and appear thin due to limited muscle development. Legs are often rigid and may be hyperextended (common in rear limbs) or contracted. In some cases the rigid limbs result in calving difficulties. Additional unique features are recognized during laboratory examination.