Wednesday, April 2, 2008

dog with five legs

A developmental problem split Angel the dog's leg, making her look like a five-legged pet. Veterinarian Frank Krupka, with the Avon Lake Animal Clinic in suburban Cleveland, said he's never seen anything like it.
After examining X-rays, Krupka determined that a genetic aberration split Angel's front left leg in two, leaving her with three normal legs and two distinct parts of a fourth.
Krupka said the condition doesn't cause pain but gives her problems moving around. He said surgery is unlikely on the about-7-month-old dog. Krupka said any surgery would be cosmetic and not improve the animal's walk.
Other odd animals
A rare two-headed red slider turtle was on display at Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in Pennsylvania in September.
Lucy the calf entered the world May 4, 2007, in Lincoln County, Wis., with a little something extra -- a second nose.
A specialist said a six-legged calf born in Litchfield, Neb., April 29, 2007, had organs for both sexes, indicating it may have started as two embryos that fused into one.
A two-faced calf born in Rural Retreat, Va., in December 2006 died in February 2007. Its remains were later shipped to be put on display at a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum.
Divers in Japan show off a dolphin with an extra set of fins near its tail in November 2006.
The owner of a three-legged duck born in China in April 2006 said he had never come across anything like it in his career as a breeder.
Of course not! Most ducks don't have a third leg that looks like it is coming out of its butt!
Janus, a two-headed Greek tortoise that lives at a museum in Geneva, celebrated its 10th birthday in September
A six-legged lamb was born to a Belgian grower in March 2006.
The president of the World Aquarium in St. Louis holds "We," a two-headed albino rat snake, in January 2006.
In December 2005, a kitten named Cy, short for Cyclops, died a day after its birth in Redmond, Oregon. A condition called holoprosencephaly caused the deformity.

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