Raising Cattle: Complications After Birth

Common complications that can occur after dairy cows give birth, and how to treat them.

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One of the worst conditions a cow or any other animal that has just given birth can exhibit is the turning inside cut or prolapse of the uterus. In severe bovine arses, the exposed mass of tissue can be 8 to 12 inches in diameter and two or more feet long.
ILLUSTRATIONS: GREGORY L. FAULKNER, DVM