Tiny’s Swollen Belly 

D. E. Larsen, DVM I watched as Dixie showed Mr. Johnson into the exam room. He ducked his head as he went through the door. I don’t know if he needed to duck, but it was close. Mr. Johnson was a large old man. Not fat, just tall and solidly built. In his later years,Continue reading “Tiny’s Swollen Belly “

Itsy’s Lymphoma

 D. E. Larsen, DVM I looked again at Itsy’s tonsils. They were huge. Large tonsils and diarrhea equaled salmon disease in my mind until I proved otherwise. But Itsy’s tonsils were not simply enlarged; they were huge. Opal stood wringing her hands on the other side of the exam table. She knew me well enoughContinue reading “Itsy’s Lymphoma”

Malignant Catarrhal Fever

 D. E. Larsen, DVM I stepped back from the chute to get a wider view of the cow. This was a sick cow. She was probably going to die. But what is going on with her? “Bill, has this cow been anywhere other than here?” I asked.  “No, she was born right here,” Bill said.Continue reading “Malignant Catarrhal Fever”