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Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 6957101, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6957101
Case Report

Case Report of Bilateral 3-4 Metatarsal Syndactyly in a Pet Rabbit

1Centro Veterinario Madrid Exóticos, Calle Meléndez Valdés 17, 28015 Madrid, Spain
2Centro Veterinario Salud Animal, Calle de la Iglesia 10, Griñón, 28971 Madrid, Spain

Received 22 April 2016; Accepted 29 May 2016

Academic Editor: Renato L. Santos

Copyright © 2016 M. Gallego and L. Avedillo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report the first case of spontaneous syndactyly reported in a pet rabbit. Syndactyly only caused an atypical gait in the rabbit. The radiological study revealed bilateral 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones fused in its entire length preserving normal joint surfaces resembling syndactyly type Ia. The cause of this congenital malformation was unknown.