Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cow Placenta

  • The placenta is the membrane that connects the fetus with the dam. The button like structures of the placenta, connect with the caruncles of the uterus.
  • After a normal calving, the placenta will be expelled within 30minutes to 8 hours. If the placenta has not been released after 12 hours, the cow will have a condition known as retained placenta.
  • The placenta is an active endocrine organ tat provides a site for nutrient exchange, facilitates waste removal from the fetus, and provides an immunological barrier to both the maternal immune system and potential pathogens.

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