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Bringing new life to an elderly cow (June 1, 2022)

 

June 1, 2022

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Bob Pascalar

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column contains anatomical language.

"I wish Dr. Ball was here," I thought to myself as I drove my left arm deeper into the rectum of this old, fat cow.

Dr. Ball was the chief obstetrics instructor at Colorado State when I attended. He was tall and thin, and it seemed that his arms were long enough to reach his knees and his fingers were at least 6 inches long. He could do anything in a rectal exam.

"How am I going to get this uterus retracted?" I thought as I swept my hand across the floor of her pelvis. I could just grasp the cervix; the rest of the uterus hun...



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