Schistosomus reflexus syndrom in Cows

Schistosomus reflexus (SR) is a rare and fatal congenital disorder. Primarily observed in ruminants, its defining features include spinal inversion, exposure of the abdominal viscera because of a fissure of the ventral abdominal wall, limb ankylosis, positioning of the limbs adjacent to the skull and, lung and diaphragm hypoplasia.
Variable components of SR include scoliosis, cleft sternum, exposure of thoracic viscera, and abnormalities of the digestive and urogenital systems.

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First ever IVF puppies born to a surrogate mother – First time in the World

US scientists have unveiled the first litter of puppies born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). The seven puppies include five beagles and two beagle-cocker spaniel mixes. Their birth in July was announced on Wednesday by researchers at Cornell University in New York State and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. 
Dr Alexander Travis of Cornell University explains the importance of this breakthrough.
Footage provided by Cornell University.

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Madras Veterinary College flooded with rain water.. .

The Great Veterinary Institution in Chennai was flooded with rain water and the ASRB ARS and NET 2015 preliminary exams from 04.12.15 to 06.12.15 were postponed to the end of this month due to continuous heavy rain in Chennai. The exams in other centers will be held as per the schedule.

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