My First Ellwood

D. E. Larsen, DVM The pup tried to lift his head as he laid on the exam table, but he just didn’t have the strength to accomplish the feat. He let it settle back to the towel on the stainless steel tabletop, resigned to his fate, whatever that may be. “I don’t know anything aboutContinue reading “My First Ellwood”

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”

That Horrible Trip to the Vet

D. E. Larsen, DVM Many dogs and cats hate to go to the veterinary clinic. This is probably a learned experience. Clinic staff makes every effort to make the visit enjoyable, but something unfavorable happens sooner or later. They get a shot, or they are forced to take a pill.  Worse still, they are thrownContinue reading “That Horrible Trip to the Vet”

Snake Bit in Sweet Home

D. E. Larsen, DVM I always told folks that if they wanted to get a veterinarian to treat Salmon Disease in the dog, don’t go to Kansas. Likewise, if you’re going to get a veterinarian to treat a snake bite, don’t come to Sweet Home. Actually, I have treated one local snake bite, and itContinue reading “Snake Bit in Sweet Home”

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”