Histogenesis of the Vagina of the One-Humped Camel

There’s progress at last in elucidating the histogenesis of the vagina of the one-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius). Details are in the study: “Histogenesis of the Vagina of the One-Humped Camel (Camelus dromedarius): Morphological Evidence of the Histochemical Aspects,” Sameh Mohamed Farouk, Abdel-Hamid Kamel Osman [pictured here, lecturing in Japan] and Hussein Eidaroos, Cell and Developmental Biology, […]

Ratto and Bravo on camelids

Today we look back at some too-slightly-celebrated work by Ratto and by Bravo. Ratto on centrifuged artificial llama vagina: “Biochemical isolation and purification of ovulation-inducing factor (OIF) in seminal plasma of llamas,” Marcelo H Ratto [pictured here], Louis TJ Delbaere, Yvonne A Leduc, Roger A Pierson and Gregg P Adams, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 2011; 9: […]

Medical metaphors: Cottage Cheese and Vagina

Here is another example of a culinary medical term. QUESTION: What is the relationship between cottage cheese [pictured here, above] and a vagina [pictured here, below]? Candida albicans is a fungus that is normally found in the vaginas of healthy women, however, in certain circumstances an abnormal overgrowth of this fungus can occur resulting in a thick […]

Artificial vaginas, and their sources

A company called Equine Reproduction offers information, services, and equipment for artificial insemination of horses and perhaps other animals. They host an online semen calculator. They explain some of the differences between different varieties of artificial vaginas, and in some cases identify the manufacturers. Here is their take on two of the many kinds: Colorado […]