Normal internal organs
3-4 week old calf
Lungs (lobed; 4 on the right side, 3 on the left side) -- note that lungs should FLOAT in water
Stomach (cow has one stomach composed of 4 chambers, NOT four stomachs)
Gallbladder (yellow fluid is called bile, released into intestine and contains bile salts which assist in the breakdown of fats)
Kidney (bovine kidneys are lobed, have 15-25 lobes according to the anatomy book)
Uterus (note that this is a CALF -- ovaries in a cow are only slightly larger but the rest of the reproductive tract is some 4-5 times this size)
I'll get more normal pictures over time and update this thread as I have the opportunity to do so.
Joint infection in a calf (just happens to be the one above )
Peritonitis in a fresh cow... a reminder to be careful not to go through the uterine wall when infusing cows with uterine infections. This cow's entire abdominal cavity was filled with uterine fluids and placental membranes; was a foul smelling mess. The omentum is part of the abdominal membrane that encloses the intestines (I'm told it also provides support).
Another deadly result of infusing a fresh cow -- low doses of oxytetracycline can safely be used to infuse a cow with a uterine infection, but more is NOT always better! This cow was infused with over 250mLs of oxytetracycline 200mg/mL. The result is a nasty uterine abcess that repeatedly broke open and drained into the abdominal cavity, causing a chronically sick cow and excessive tissue around the reproductive tract. Two months after initial infusion the abcess was the size of a football (according to my vet), when the cow was put down it was the size of a baseball. Normal color for a mature cow's repro tract is a pinkish-red, NOT white.