Thursday, March 24, 2011

Along the way..

Here are some images I've collected over the past couple of weeks. See if you can decide what's wrong with each of these. Feel free to post your thoughts under 'comments.' I post my thoughts at a later date, so check back.

The right eye.

The left eye.

This is a venogram. The blood vessels in the foot have been filled with contrast material, so that the live tissues can be better assessed within the hoof capsule.

The last two images (below) don't really have anything wrong with them, I just wanted to share.
This is what an equine embryo looks like at 7 days, post fertilization. That is the embryo age that we typically aim to transfer them from one mare to another. Embryo transfers are worthy of their own blog post- hopefully at some future date. These are a 'through the microscope' view. In actual size, they are barely visible with the naked eye. They look about the size of a speck of dust. The first one is the embryo in a search dish.

Here is an up close view of the embryo.

The last image is of what a 14 day pregancy looks like with ultrasound. The pregancy is the black circle in the middle. You can also see the urinary bladder, full of urine, taking up the lower two-thirds of the image. It is incredible how an embryo can go from bareley visible to about 1.5cm in 7 days!

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