Had a beef heifer calving this morning. Had to go in and give some assistance. Crazy thing is, the calf had very little bone structure in its legs. When I put the straps on there was almost nothing to the legs, diameter wise. The head was very short and very puffed up. It reminded me of a bulldog. The wierdest part of the whole deal is that there was no fluid on the calf as it was coming out. The dry calf was very tough to get out. He was very puffed up throughout the body and his hind legs were just as deformed as the fronts. They were stubby and very little bone to them. The calf was obviously DOA. My question is, what could have possibly went on here? Its almost as if the calf absorbed the embryonic fluid and got puffed up but that seems awfully strange and doesn't explain the deformed skeletal structure. Anyone ever seen this before?