Schistosomus reflexus in Korean native calf

한우 송아지의 반전성열체

  • Kim, Chong-sup (College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Huh, Chan-kwen (College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Lee, Jong-hwan (College of Medicine, Ulsan University) ;
  • Lee, Jong-han (Agriculture Administration Division, Sachon City Hall)
  • Received : 1995.12.05
  • Published : 1996.06.25


A case of schistosomus reflexes in Korean native female calf was observed macroscopically and radiographically. The results were summarized as follows. 1. The abdominal visceral organs were exposed. 2. The vertebral column bent laterally to the left, and the sacrum approached to the cranium by reflected caudal lumber vertebrae, presenting S-shaped lateral twisting of the vertebrae. 3. The right ribs reflected laterally and dorso-cranially from the 7th rib to 13th rib. The left ribs bent caudally from 8th rib to 13th rib. 4. The length of rudimentary 6th right rib was one half of normal size and the 7th right rib was one third. 5. The sternum was bifid split from the fourth sternebra through the xyphoid cartilage. 6. The diaphragm was intact and thoracic cavity was reduced in size. The lung and heart severely deformed in shape and size. 7. The liver markedly deformed in shape and thickness. 8. The pelvic cavity was reduced in size by compression laterally to the left. 9. The uterus horn, ovary, urinary bladder, and urethra were severely deformed in the shape and position.