One Twist Deserves Another

D. E. Larsen, DVM I ran my hand into Rosie’s vagina a second time. It still ran into a blind pouch. Rosie was a prized Jersey cow that supplied milk to a lot of neighbors. “What the heck is going on?” I asked myself. “I had never had a dystocia in a Jersey before unlessContinue reading “One Twist Deserves Another”

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”

Fetotomy on Whiskey Butte

D. E. Larsen, DVM Jack had called first thing in the morning. He had a wild little heifer with a calf half hanging out of her. His directions sent me over the top of Whiskey Butte into some country I had not been through before. By the time I made the turn to his place,Continue reading “Fetotomy on Whiskey Butte”

One Needle Poke Or Another

D. E. Larsen, DVM Critter was Karen’s problem child. He hated the clinic. And he was almost impossible to control on the exam table without the help of Karen. Critter was a Sheltie. He was well cared for, and Karen and her family thought the world of him. It helped that he was on theContinue reading “One Needle Poke Or Another”

Hot Tub Skin Infection

D. E. Larsen, DVM   “Doc, this is Dave, I just brought in an old cow from the back pasture,” Dave said into the phone. “I think she has a dead calf in her. I have been busy, and It has been several days since I checked those cows. I guess I didn’t even suspect thisContinue reading “Hot Tub Skin Infection”