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Case Report Volume 2 Issue 2

Bilateral Corneal Dermoid in a Friesian Bull-Calf

Ibrahim Ahmad1*, Bilkisu Yunusa Kaltungo2 and Shamsuddeen Umar Dandare3

1Directorate of Animal Health and Livestock Development, Gusau, Zamfara, Nigeria
2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria
3Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Ibrahim Ahmad, Directorate of Animal Health and Livestock Development, Gusau, Zamfara, Nigeria. E-mail:

Received: December 31, 2019; Published: January 10, 2020



  Corneal dermoid is a congenital anomaly characterized by haired mass formation within the eye. This report describes an unusually circumscribed growth, involving both eyes, and its management in a 2-week-old Friesian bull-calf. Close ophthalmic evaluation revealed haired masses on the cornea of both eyes. Auriculopalpebral nerve block and sedation were achieved using 2% lidocaine and xylazine in order to excise the lesions by superficial lamellar keratectomy. Histological examination confirmed masses to be normal skin (dermoid) which were comprised of hair follicles, hair shafts, and sebaceous glands. Surgical removal along with post-operative medical management is the best treatment option for this condition.

Keywords:Egg Quality; Faba Bean; Hens; Laying Performances



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Citation: Ibrahim Ahmad., et al. “Bilateral Corneal Dermoid in a Friesian Bull-Calf”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.2 (2020): 06-08.


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