Cattle Medicine Q&A 10

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You attend a beef heifer to assist delivery of a calf in anterior presentation with unilateral (right) shoulder flexion (leg back). The calf is still alive despite the farmer applying considerable traction to the left leg using a calving jack.

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Comments by Nick Lyons MA VetMB CertCHP MRCVS

1. The 2% lidocaine is not licensed in farm animals any more in the UK. In the UK, it should be 2% procaine solution.

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