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”

The System is Made to Work

D. E. Larsen, DVM “Doc, I have a young heifer down in the barn,” Rob said into the phone. “She is awake and staining, almost like she is in labor, but nothing is happening, and she isn’t much over a year old.” At least she is in a barn, I thought as I looked outContinue reading “The System is Made to Work”

What are the Odds

D. E. Larsen, DVM The young heifer strained hard as I tried to explore the four feet presented at her vulva. I slid my arm into the vagina alongside the legs. I could determine that these were two front legs and two hind legs, but were they from two different calves? “She has been strainingContinue reading “What are the Odds”