If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

D. E. Larsen, DVM A group of us younger veterinarians were seated around a table at lunch during the state Veterinary Medical Association meeting when Ed stopped by to visit. Ed was head of the large animal hospital at the new veterinary school that was just getting off the ground at Oregon State University. AfterContinue reading “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”

Buck and the Fingers

D. E. Larsen, DVM Buck was resting under the giant oak tree on the corner of his barnyard. He was chewing on the remains of the trimmings from the horses’ hooves that he had gathered yesterday when Dale, the farrier, had visited his farm. This was a perfect June morning with bright sunshine and aContinue reading “Buck and the Fingers”

My Calf Needs a Little Repair

D. E. Larsen, DVM “Doc, I think I have a calf that needs a little repair,” Larry said into the phone. “What is the problem Larry,” I asked? “One of the hind legs is not working quite right. I think it is broken. The cow was having a problem getting it out. She got outContinue reading “My Calf Needs a Little Repair”

Agroceryosis, The Lack of Groceries

D. E. Larsen, DVM “What do you think, Doc,” Al asked as we stood at the fence watching a skinny cow in the corral. “It doesn’t look like she has any diarrhea. When did you deworm last?” “I gave her some pills I got at the feed store a couple of weeks ago,” Al said.Continue reading “Agroceryosis, The Lack of Groceries”

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”