I've resisted the urge many times to post something here just because it's gross or weird and usually I can find something to relate it to endurance/horses if I want to post something...
The day has finally come. Something that I cannot relate to the purpose of this blog at all.
If you have the stomach, do a google image search for "schistosoma reflexus".
Also known as the "inside out calf".
This fascinating condition warrents a single line in ONE of my textbooks (despite having many large animal and path books).
Not much is known about this. No genetic link found yet, no breed predilection. Seems to be random.
Just heard a presentation from a vet who was presenting some thoughts on cattle dystocia in the field and one of his dystocias his very first year of vet school was one of these. Which got me to start looking it up :)