I was going to do a blog post on an app I’ve been loving lately, but instead, I’m going to save that for Sunday and share some pictures from today’s dissection instead. We’ve been studying the female reproductive system this week, and today we had the opportunity to dissect cow and sow uteri and ovaries. What we didn’t expect was that the dissection would turn into an embryology lesson, because when we cut into the uterus, we found a tiny calf fetus! Moreover, when we checked on our neighboring table, they had uncovered an almost 4 months old calf fetus!
I’m just going to let the pictures do most of the talking, but days like this remind me why I love studying veterinary medicine. How a tiny little spec like the fetus on the left can turn into a 600-kilo cow blows my mind!
I hope you didn’t find this too gory, and that perhaps you will find this inspiring as well. Disclaimer, I think the fact that there were so many fetuses inside the uteri we were donated was a surprise to our professor as well. They did not kill the cows for the purpose of this dissection, we were just lucky and very grateful for the opportunity to look at these specimens.