People are lining up to put their arms inside a cow’s stomach in Saskatoon


Storm Bartsoff says most people are a little nervous about sticking their arm into a cow’s stomach, but it’s when the stomach compresses that they usually recoil.

“When the stomach contracts it’ll tighten down on your arm a little bit so it kind of scares you and makes people jumpy,” said Bartsoff, a third-year veterinary student at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, the veterinary school at the University of Saskatchewan.

Nevertheless, every two years, a long line of eager participants wait at the college’s Vetavision open house for a chance to feel inside a cow’s stomach.

The event gives the public a chance to see the types of veterinary research being done at the Saskatoon university.


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