Grandpa’s Hog Snare

D. E. Larsen, DVM    The first large boar I castrated was quite an event for me. I had been told of a good anesthesia technique that sounded pretty simple. “Inject 5 grams of Surital (Thiamylal) into one testicle. When the boar falls over, open the scrotum and clamp the cord of the injected testicle.Continue reading “Grandpa’s Hog Snare”

The Taint That Ain’t

D. E. Larsen, DVM It was 12:30 on Thursday, and we were mostly closed. Thursday afternoon was reserved for golf. But the phone kept ringing, Sandy had stepped into the back, and I was tempted to not answer. But duty calls. “Good afternoon, this is Doctor Larsen,” I say as I picked up the receiver.Continue reading “The Taint That Ain’t”