Abdominal Hernia in a Late Pregnant Cow.

Abdominal Hernia in a Late Pregnant Cow.
This cow in late gestation carried twins that weighed almost 40 kg each. The excessive weight caused rupture of the external abdominal oblique muscle and separation of the rectus abdominis muscle. She died of strangulation of the gut. Not to be confused with rupture of the prepubic tendon.

Roberts SJ (1973)