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 By D E Larsen DVM    News    March 31, 2021

'A calf that needs a little repair' can mean a lot of things

"Doc, I think I have a calf that needs a little repair." Larry Coulter's voice came through the phone receiver. "What is the problem, Larry?" I asked. "One of the hind legs is not working quite...

 

Finding the needle in the briar patch impossible – or not

The rain was heavy and it was hard to see in the darkness. I was glad that I had put my rain pants and boots on when I left the house. I pulled on my raincoat as I stepped out of the truck. I was wet...

 

On-the-ground veterinary work sometimes question of who pays whom whome

Johnnie Miller was waiting at the old barn when I pulled off the road. I stopped in front of the structure. "I have her in the far side of the barn," Johnnie said, with some excitement in his voice. H...

 

Visit to vet assists in gentle exit for ageless Kitty

Ida was sitting in our waiting room, beside her daughter, waiting patiently with Kitty nestled in her lap. Ida was my oldest client, a tiny, frail old lady with snow-white hair. She lived by herself,...

 

Farmer's familiarity with his livestock pays off in early care

Editor's note: This article contains some explicit biological terminology. It was a late spring day with mostly blue sky, but some heavy dark clouds. Walt was waiting when Ruth and I pulled into his...

 

Harry's place more than just typical veterinarian's call

"Hi Doc, I'm glad you could come this morning," Harry said as he stepped out of the mobile home into the morning mist. "I have a couple of new calves with diarrhea. They are still up and around, but...

 

The battle of Ping-Li

It was the end of a busy afternoon and I leaned into the reception desk to check on what remained of the day. "I'm beat. How close to being done are we?" I asked. "You poor man," replied Sandy, my...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    August 26, 2020

Snakebit in Sweet Home: Not common, but it's happened

I always told folks that if they wanted to get a veterinarian to treat Salmon Disease in their dog, don’t go to Kansas. Likewise, if you’re going to get a veterinarian to treat a snake bite,...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    May 27, 2020

Vivid memories linger from ground hallowed by sacrifice

We hurried across the cow bridge at the upper end of Uncle Dutch’s farm. We were in a hurry because we planned to hunt up to the Bartlett farm this afternoon. This would require us to cross Catching...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    April 29, 2020

Water, water everywhere but not a fish alive

Mr. Campbell had been bringing his little Yorkshire terrier into the clinic ever since I had opened for business a couple of years prior. This Saturday, he came through the door empty-handed, or so...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    April 1, 2020

Doc's Memoirs: Mutt and Jeff kept life interesting for country veterinarian

Here they come, I could see them walking over from Safeway. My memory fails me to remember their names likely because of the nicknames I’d attached to them. I only used those names privately, mostly...

 

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