Elso heel

Elso heel

an inherited spastic paresis of calves that develops after birth. Signs are stiffness of one or both hindlimbs on rising but with the stiffness passing after a few minutes. Affected animals have to be destroyed at about 12 months of age because of irreversible changes in the muscles of the affected limbs. No lesion has yet been identified as being involved in the pathogenesis of the disease. Called also inherited spastic paresis.
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Elso heel. By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997