There are a couple of things I have seen over the last week that I wanted to share….warning graphic photos ahead! Perhaps avoid looking at these until after your breakie.
First is a horse placenta. This is what a normal healthy placenta looks like, shaped like an F with the umbilical cord in the middle. The amnion is the white thing at the end of the cord, that is the sac around the foal at birth. The red piece at the top right is where the foal breaks through the placenta during birth.
And here is another horse that met a fence. The white bit at the back are tendons. They are the really important “life threatening if damaged” kinda tendons so we are keeping our fingers crossed for this one.
Then we have an x-ray of a fracture in the fetlock. This is a foal. The break is hard to miss! That little white dangly bit is not normal.
This adorable man was born premature and he has very contacted knees. He got some casts on today. More photos to come…he is so cute!