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”

A Little Bit of Magic Helps Sometimes

D.E. Larsen, DVM “How long has she been down, Dick?” I asked, standing over a young heifer that had just delivered a calf. “When I got this afternoon, she had this calf hanging halfway out of her,” Dick said. “The calf was dead, I hooked onto it with the tractor and drug her and theContinue reading “A Little Bit of Magic Helps Sometimes”

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”

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”