home veterinary: lesson three

Now this one is about a calf with a broken leg, and it’s not over yet, but we’ve seen how animals can recover from fractures, and even though this one was really bad — back left femur snapped and articulating in any direction — and he was only about thirty-six hours old, he has been in a loose box for five days now on three or four feedings of whatever Mama was making plus a bit of whey and clabber, and today he got up completely on his own and indicated his wish to go outside.

Maybe we’ll live long enough to learn something from this farming life.

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