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Case Report

Swimmer Syndrome in Two Kittens

1Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Veterinary Faculty, Department of Surgery, 09016, Aydin, Turkey; 2Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Veterinary Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, 09016, Aydin, Turkey.
Swimmer syndrome is a rare developmental abnormality observed in neonatal dogs and cats. This study aimed to give information about the clinical finding and treatment outcomes of swimmer syndrome diagnosed in the two crossbreed kittens. Four weeks old two kittens with the opening of their posterior legs sideways and difficulty walking were brought to the clinic. Clinic examination revealed that the kittens could hold and use both anterior extremities in the normal position; however, both posterior extremities were laterally extended. The kittens had difficulty walking and could not bring their posterior extremities to a normal position. Neurologic and radiologic examinations of the animals were normal. Treatment involved bandaging the lower half of the tibias of the posterior legs with the legs in the normal anatomical posture position. Vitamins B and Vitamin D3 were administered to the kittens during treatment as well. This case report describes the successful treatment of swimmer syndrome in two kittens.

KEYWORDS: Cat, neonatal disease, swimmer syndrome, treatment

İki Yavru Kedide Yüzme Sendromu

KEYWORDS: Kedi, neonatal hastalık, yüzme sendromu, tedavi

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Rahime YAYGINGÜL, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Veterinary Faculty, Department of Surgery, 09016, Aydin, Turkey e-mail: ryaygingul@adu.eu.tr DOI: 10.53913/aduveterinary.977031

Received: 31.07.2021

Accepted: 17.09.2021