Small vet, big cow: Tips and tricks for the vertically challenged
Keywords:clinical skills, dystocia, c-section, uterine prolapse, vaginal prolapse
Regardless of your stature, it is critical you understand your strengths and weaknesses. Gaining experience and confidence in clinical skills, particularly obstetrical procedures, takes considerable time. Dystocias are a team sport and as such, you should never hesitate to reach out to colleagues for guidance or employ the client’s assistance. In many instances, casting a cow down will improve your ability to control the situation and safely assist the cow. Maintaining an open mind and sense of humor will serve you well in a multitude of situations.