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We had a strange winter last year, out of 24 cows we had 3 setof twins, and one cow had a single calf (Kristen's 4-H heifer) and a ball of tissue a little bigger than a soft ball, that was all haired out and had it's own umbilical cord. We guessed it was a second calf that didn't develope for some reason.

This is a picture of one of the sets of twins.
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three sets

That does seem odd what are you giving them fertilely drugs:smiles: Just kidding good looking set of twins dont look like they realy want there picture taken.
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That little ball of tissue is not that uncommon. It's called a terretoma and is found in humans also. My daughter at the age of 7 developed pneumonia. When it wasn't improving we took her back to the doctor and he did xrays he said her one lung wasn't clearing up. We took her in for a catscan and they discoverd a terratoma in her body cavity, attached to her lung, heart and diaphram. They removed it and it was a mass with hair, bits of teeth, etc. Doctor said it was a cell that didn't develop, probably a twin. He said they are quite common and usually externally attached to newborns.
 

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Originally posted by Argee
That little ball of tissue is not that uncommon. It's called a terretoma and is found in humans also. My daughter at the age of 7 developed pneumonia. When it wasn't improving we took her back to the doctor and he did xrays he said her one lung wasn't clearing up. We took her in for a catscan and they discoverd a terratoma in her body cavity, attached to her lung, heart and diaphram. They removed it and it was a mass with hair, bits of teeth, etc. Doctor said it was a cell that didn't develop, probably a twin. He said they are quite common and usually externally attached to newborns.
:eek:mg: Wow!!! That's kinda scary!! I hope she's okay now!
 

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Originally posted by jodyand
That does seem odd what are you giving them fertilely drugs:smiles: Just kidding good looking set of twins dont look like they realy want there picture taken.
Jody
:lmao: :lmao: Jody, I think it's something in the water!!:clown: The calves were sleeping til I turned on the lights. I was doing a bed check on the cows to see if'n we could expect any more arrivals before I turned in for the night.
 
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