Joint Diseases in Animal Paleopathology: Veterinary Approach

Open access

Abstract

Animal paleopathology is not a very well known scientific discipline within veterinary science, but it has great importance for historical and archaeological investigations. In this paper, authors attention is focused on the description of one of the most common findings on the skeletal remains of animals - osteoarthropathies. This review particularly emphasizes the description and classification of the most common pathological changes in synovial joints. The authors have provided their observations on the importance of joint diseases in paleopathology and veterinary medicine. Analysis of individual processes in the joints of the animals from the past may help in the understanding of diseases in modern veterinary medicine. Differential diagnosis was made a point of emphasis and discussion, so that this work could have practical significance for paleopathology and veterinary medicine.

1. Albarella, U., Johnstone, C., Vickers, K. (2008). The development of animal husbandry from the Late Iron Age to the end of the Roman period: a case study from South-East Britain. J. Archaeol. Sci. 35, 1828-1848 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2007.11.016

2. Baker, J., Brothwell, D. (1980). Animal diseases in archaeology. Academic Press, London

3. Bartosiewicz, L . (2013). Shuffling nags, lame ducks: The archaeology of animal disease. Oxbow Books, Oxford

4. Bartosiewicz, L., Van Neer, W., Lentacker, A. (1997). Draught cattle: their osteological identification and history. Annales du Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques, Tervuren, 281, 9-121.

5. Bartosiewicz, L, Bartosiewicz, G (2002). “Bamboo spine” in a migration period horse from Hungary. J Archaeol Sci. 29, 819-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jasc.2001.0715

6. Bokonyi, S. (1974). History of domestic mamals in Central and Eastern Europe, Akademiai Kiado. Budapest

7. Chrószcz, A., Krupska, A., Janeczek, M., Pospieszny, N., Jaworski, K., Pankiewicz, A. (2010). Animal remains from the archaeological excavation at Gromnik Hill (Rummelsberg) in Poland. Acta Scien. Pol. 9, 19-32.

8. Chrószcz, A., Janeczek, M., Miklikova, Z. (2010). Animal remains from Liptovská Mara, Northern Slovakia: A preliminary report. In: J. Beljak, G. Březinová, V. Varsik (Eds.), Archeόlogia Barbarov 2009, (pp. 225 - 237). Achaeologica Slovaca Monographiae

9. Chrószcz, A., Janeczek, M. (2012). Wstępna ocena szczątków kostnych zwierząt ze stanowiska archeologicznego przy ul. Katedralnej 4 na Ostrowie Tumskim. In: A. Pankiewicz (Ed.), Wratislavia Antiqua 17, Nowożytny cmentarz przy kościele św. Piotra i Pawła na Ostrowie Tumskim we Wrocławiu (1621-1670), (pp. 205- 222). Instytut Archeologii UWr

10. Chrószcz, A., Janeczek, M., Pasicka, E., Bielichova, Z., Zawada, Z., Klećkowska-Nawrot, J., Szarek, A. (2014). Paleopathology of brown bear (Ursus arctos, L. 1758) from Liptovská Mara, Northern Slovakia. Res. Opin. Anim. Vet. Sci. 4, 35-39.

11. De Cupere, B., de Lentacker, A., van Neer, W., Waelkens, M., Verslype, L. (2000). Osteological evidence for the draught exploitation of cattle: First application of a new methodology. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol. 10, 254-267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1099-1212(200007/08) 10:4<254::AID-OA528>3.0.CO;2-#

12. Dzietz, O., Huskamp, B. (2008). Parktyka kliniczna: Konie. Galaktyka, Łódź

13. Harcourt, R.A. (1967). Osteoarthritis in a Romano- British dog. J Small Anim Pract. 8, 521-522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-5827.1967.tb06774.x

14. Harcourt, R. A. (1971). The palaeopathology of animal skeletal remains. Vet. Rec. 89, 267-272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.89.10.267 PMid:5106361

15. Janeczek, M., Chrószcz, A., Miklikova, Z., Fabis, M. (2010). The pathological changes in the hind limb of a horse from the Roman Period. Vet. Med. Czech. 55, 331-335.

16. Janeczek, M., Chrószcz, A. (2011). The occipital area in medieval dogs and the role of occipital dysplasia in dog breeding. Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 35, 453-458.

17. Janeczek, M., Chrószcz, A., Onar, V., Henklewski, R., Piekalski, J., Duma, P., Czerski, A., Całkosiński, I. (2014). Anatomical and biomechanical aspects of the horse spine: the interpretation of vertebral fusion in a medieval horse from Wroclaw (Poland). Int. J. Osteoarchaeol. 24, 623-633. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oa.2248

18. Köpke, N., Baten, J. (2008). Agricultural specialization and height in ancient and medieval Europe. Explorations in economic history. 45, 127-146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2007.09.003

19. Levine, AM., Whitwell, EK., Jeffcott, B.L. (2005). Abnormal thoracic vertebrae and the evolution of horse husbandry. Archaeofauna 14, 93-103.

20. Makowiecki, D. (2003). The usefulness of archaeozoological research in studies on the ‘reconstruction’ of the natural environment. Archaeozoologia 21, 121-134.

21. Marciniak, A. (2003). What is ‘natural’ in the archaeozoological animal bone assemblage? Taphonomic and statistical arguments. Archaeozoologia 21, 103-120.

22. Marković, N., Stevanović, O., Nešić, V., Marinković, D., Krstić, N., Nedeljković, D., Radmanović, D., Janeczek, M. (2014). Palaeopathological study of cattle and horse bone remains of the Ancient Roman city of Sirmium (Pannonia / Serbia). Rev Med Vet. 175, 77-88.

23. Murphy, EM. (2005). Animal palaeopathology in prehistoricand historic Ireland: a review of the evidence. In: Davies J, Fabis M, Mainland I, Richards M, Thomas R. (Eds.), Diet and health in past animal populations: current research and future directions. (pp. 8-23). Oxbow, Oxford PMid:16045800 ; PMCid:PMC1215510

24. O’Connor, T. (2008). On the differential diagnosis of arthropathy in bovids. In: G. Grupe, G. McGlynn, J. Peters (Eds.), Limping together through the ages: joint afflictions and bone infections. Documenta Archaeobiologiae 6. (pp. 165 - 186). Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, Rahden/Westf.

25. Onar, V., Armutak, A., Belli, O., Konyar, B. (2002). Skeletal remains of dogs unearthed from the Van-Yoncatepe necropolises. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol. 12, 317-334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oa.627

26. Onar, V., Alpak, H., Pazvant, G., Armutak, A., Chrószcz, A. (2012). Byzantine horse skeletons of Theodosius harbour: 1. Paleopathology. Rev Med. Vet. 163, 139-146.

27. Reitz, E. J., Wing, E. S. (2001). Zooarchaeology. University Press Cambridge

28. Sapir - Hen, L., Bar - Oz, G., Hershkovitz, I., Raban-Gerstel, N., Marom, N., Dayan, T. (2008). Paleopathology survey of ancient mammal bones in Israel. Vet Med Zoot, 42, 62 - 70.

29. Stevanović, O., Marković, N. (2013). Traces of pathological changes on horses bones in past: paleopathological study. 4. Proceedings of the International fair and horse breeding - Horseville, pp. 132 - 138. Novi Sad (Serbia).

30. Telldahl, Y. (2002). Can paleopathology be used as evidence fo draught animals? In: Davies, J., Fabis, M., Mainland, I., Richards, M., Thomas, R. (Eds.), Diet and health in past animal populations. Current research and future directions (pp. 63-67). Proceedings of the 9th ICAZ Conference, Durham.

31. Thompson, K. (2007). Bones and joints. In: Grant, Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer’s M (Eds.), Pathology of domestic animals. 5th ed. (pp. 2-180). Elsevier.

32. Von den Driesch, A. (1975). Die Bewertung pathologisch-anatomischer Veränderungen an vor- und frühgeschichtlichen Tierknochen. In: A. T. Clason (Ed.), Archaeozoological Studies. (pp. 413-425). North-Holland/American Elsevier, Amsterdam

33. Von den Driesch, A., Kessler, D., Peters, J. (2004). Mummified baboons and other primates from the Saitic-Ptolemaic animal necropolis of Tuna El-Gebel, Middle Egypt. Doc. Archaeobiol. 2, 231-278.

Macedonian Veterinary Review

The Journal of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine-Skopje at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje

Journal Information


CiteScore 2017: 0.32

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.195
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.387

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 108 108 24
PDF Downloads 40 40 10