OMIA 000890-9793 : Schistosomus reflexus in Equus asinus

In other species: horse , cattle , sheep , water buffalo

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A foetus in which the edges of the somatic disc in the developing embryo have curved upwards instead of downwards, resulting in the viscera floating free in the amnion. The head and the tail are curved up towards each other. Dystocia is the usual result.


1990 Dubbin, E.S., Welker, F.H., Veit, H.P., Modransky, P.D., Talley, M.R. :
Dystocia attributable to a fetal monster resembling schistosomus reflexus in a donkey. J Am Vet Med Assoc 197:605-7, 1990. Pubmed reference: 2211309.

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