Complete Maceration of 8+ Month Old Fetus.

Complete Maceration of 8+ Month Old Fetus.
Slaughterhouse specimen; Maceration of an 8 month old fetus. A femur is partially passed through the cervix. Some of the smaller bones have already been expelled. Contents of the uterus are dry and sticky. Note corpus hemorrhagicum on the ovary; the cow had been in heat about 3 days before, perhaps allowing the cervix to soften and relax. Incomplete abortion.

Drost M (1980)