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C Section

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:37 pm
by gcreekrch
Last Sunday's zipper job is doing well.


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Re: C Section

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:54 pm
by Silver
That's good to see.

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:06 am
by wbvs58
Your a skilled surgeon Dave.

Ken

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:30 am
by Bright Raven
That is very impressive.

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:28 am
by TCRanch
Very impressive. First calf heifer?

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:31 am
by gcreekrch
wbvs58 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:06 am
Your a skilled surgeon Dave.

Ken
That is quite a compliment coming from a vet. Thanks Ken.

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:32 am
by gcreekrch
TCRanch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:28 am
Very impressive. First calf heifer?
She is just under 15 months.

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:13 am
by TCRanch
gcreekrch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:32 am
TCRanch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:28 am
Very impressive. First calf heifer?
She is just under 15 months.
Yikes! Well done!

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:56 am
by ez14.
What do you use for stitching them back up?

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:12 pm
by gcreekrch
ez14. wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:56 am
What do you use for stitching them back up?
Catgut, Lidocaine for freezing. It costs me about $100 in supplies and antibiotics to do one. I have heard of vets here charging over $900. We are 4 hours away from the nearest vet clinic, it is way easier on the cow and my bank account to do them here.

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm
by ez14.
Would it be pretty much the same to do one on a goat?

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:55 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
VERY impressive. Pair really looks good.

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:19 pm
by gcreekrch
ez14. wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Would it be pretty much the same to do one on a goat?
Yes, I have done a few on sheep. Haven't saved many lambs but the ewes made good meat a few months later.

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 pm
by ez14.
gcreekrch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:19 pm
ez14. wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Would it be pretty much the same to do one on a goat?
Yes, I have done a few on sheep. Haven't saved many lambs but the ewes made good meat a few months later.
This is something I'd like to know how to do. So I was wondering if it would work to pick up a few cheap goats or sheep to practice on

Re: C Section

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:26 pm
by gcreekrch
ez14. wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 pm
gcreekrch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:19 pm
ez14. wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Would it be pretty much the same to do one on a goat?
Yes, I have done a few on sheep. Haven't saved many lambs but the ewes made good meat a few months later.
This is something I'd like to know how to do. So I was wondering if it would work to pick up a few cheap goats or sheep to practice on
You had better spend a bunch of time at a vet clinic or large outfit first. It isn’t something that you just do overnight nor is it fair to animals to use them for practice. I did lose the first cow I performed a c section on from peretonitis. Did save the calf but have always been far cleaner and more careful since.