Two-headed calf named ‘Chance’ dies, according to owner

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- The two-headed calf born in Washington County, Tennessee at the beginning of March has died.

Matthew Campbell, the owner of the calf, confirmed that through text message Tuesday morning.

The original post about the calf, later named ‘Chance’, reached thousands on social media.

Campbell said Chance died last week.

When we spoke to UT Farm Animal Field Service Clinician, Dr. Andrea Lear, about this two-headed calf, she said, I wouldn’t consider them rare, but I wouldn’t consider them that common either. I’ve been in practice for eight years, and I have delivered just one, but I have seen one.

Lear added that in some cases, the calf does not survive birth.

If they are not born dead already, generally they don’t live more than 48 hours because it’s not uncommon that they have multiple defects, meaning there are other abnormalities that are not right in the development of that calf. 

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