Elk Delivery

D. E. Larsen, DVM “Doc, I have a cow elk that has been walking around the pasture in labor for the last couple of hours,” Frank said into the phone. “I can see a small sac of fluid and a foot once in a while, but she is not making any progress.” “If she hasContinue reading “Elk Delivery”

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”

The Terrible Breech

D. E. Larsen, DVM “Doc, this is Peter, out on Brush Creek,” Peter says on the phone. “I have been working on trying to pull this calf for two hours now. I am not getting anywhere. Do you have time to run out here and give me a hand?” “Sure, I can come right away,”Continue reading “The Terrible Breech”