OMIA:000237-9913 : Cranioschisis in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

In other species: dog , pig , sheep

Categories: Skeleton phene (incl. short stature & teeth)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A cleft in the skull involving one or more of the bones of the cranial cavity. If meninges (the membranes covering the brain) protrude through the cleft, the disorder is called meningocele. If meninges and brain tissue protrudes, it is called encephalocele or meningo-encephalocele. Since these terms are often used interchangably, all categories have been combined into this one entry.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:000237-9913: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2024 Mee, J.F., Murphy, D., Curran, M. :
Bovine congenital defects recorded by veterinary practitioners. Reprod Domest Anim 59:e14501, 2024. Pubmed reference: 37975255. DOI: 10.1111/rda.14501.
1998 Kohli, R.N., Naddaf, H. :
Surgical treatment of cranial meningocele in Iranian calves. Vet Rec 142:145, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9507651. DOI: 10.1136/vr.142.6.145.
1996 Kumar, R.V.S., Ramakrishna, O. :
An unusual case of meningocele in a day - old calf Indian Veterinary Journal 73:1078-1079, 1996.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 21 Nov 2023