Five-legged calf born in Curlewis

By | August 14, 2009

Five legged calf - Five legged calf in CurlewisFive legged calf - Five legged calf in CurlewisFive legged calf - Five legged calf in CurlewisFive legged calf - Five legged calf in CurlewisFive legged calf - Five legged calf in Curlewis… Born two days ago, the tiny calf has an extra leg growing out between its shoulder blades, but otherwise appears totally healthy. Family friend Graydon Marks said he’d never seen anything like it in his life.

“It’s just amazing,” he said. …

“There’s this fully fully-formed leg coming out of its shoulder.” The shy Bellarine grazier who owns the calf said he would have the extra leg removed by a vet next week. Colac vet Shane Lyons said he’d never seen such a deformity in almost 20 years in the industry and wondered what the odds would be for the calf or the cow to survive the birth.

“It’s far more common to see head deformities,” Dr Lyons said. “At least once or twice a year we will get a two-headed calf or one with four eyes.”

Dr Lyons said he expected the operation to be fairly simple. …

via Five-legged calf born in Curlewis – Local News – Geelong, VIC, Australia.

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