Over-sized and Pocket-sized, A Spay is a Spay

D. E. Larsen, DVM I pushed my left arm deeper into the birth canal of the young heifer, sweeping my hand left to right, trying to decide as to what was wrong here.  Then I encountered intestines, this was not good. They were too large to be from the calf. This uterus was ruptured. IContinue reading “Over-sized and Pocket-sized, A Spay is a Spay”

The Terrible Breech

D. E. Larsen, DVM “Doc, this is Peter, out on Brush Creek,” Peter says on the phone. “I have been working on trying to pull this calf for two hours now. I am not getting anywhere. Do you have time to run out here and give me a hand?” “Sure, I can come right away,”Continue reading “The Terrible Breech”

The Birds and The Bees and Bassett Puppies

D. E. Larsen, DVM   We had just finished dinner and were supervising the girls as they cleaned up the dinner table when the telephone rang.  Good evening, Doc,” Sandi said into the phone. “I hope you have finished dinner. Betty has been pushing for about 3 hours. She has broken some water, but thereContinue reading “The Birds and The Bees and Bassett Puppies”

Another Witch, Another February

D. E. Larsen, DVM I turned into the old farm’s long driveway off of Cochran Creek Road, north of Brownsville. I had been here only a couple of times before. The farm did have some character, with an old barn nestled up against a hillside, and an old trailer not far from the barn thatContinue reading “Another Witch, Another February”

Several Days in February

D. E. Larsen, DVM I looked for a spot in the trunk for my bag. There were six of us stuffed into the sedan for our trip to Nebraska. My bet was, I was the only one who had been in the military. You didn’t need to bring your entire wardrobe for a one weekContinue reading “Several Days in February”