Caring for Livestock Injuries, Preventing Rabies, and More Animal Medical Care Questions

A country vet answers questions about what to do when a cow tears a teat or cuts a milk vein, and how to keep livestock safe from rabies.

Unless you feel competent enough to handle your animal's medical crisis, it's often best to call the veterinarian.
Though rabies is commonly associated with biting animals, any animal can be susceptible to it, and can be a carrier.
Since livestock with rabies may chew on inedible things, or not be able to swallow hay, the old veterinary adage, "Beware the dog with a bone stuck in its throat" can be altered to say, "Beware any animal with something stuck in its mouth."

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