Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Cow surgery

Cow surgery

Something unheard of in earlier times was an injured cow receiving surgical treatment. Usually they were killed and disposed of on the farm, or sent to the freezing works for slaughter. Now cows are so expensive, surgery is worth considering. This cow is having a bone fragment removed from her front leg at Massey University.

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Reference: 6 September 2007

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Cattle parasites and other problems', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17524/cow-surgery (accessed 6 May 2021)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008