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A new show on Nat Geo WILD not to miss...
Nat Geo WILD ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 02/08/2013 9:21:43 AM PST by US Navy Vet

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/the-incredible-dr-pol/

This is a TRUELY great show. This was the type of vets we had when I grew up on a farm in C. Iowa(Boone County, Ogden). All the Vets we had/used were kind of rough around the edges but had a heart of GOLD for animals.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: drpol; veteranarians
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1 posted on 02/08/2013 9:21:49 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Already watching it and love it, look forward to seeing more shows. :)
My DH said, “WHAT IS HE DOING TO THAT COW?” LOL

Anyway great show.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 9:41:52 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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This guy(Dr Pol) is what a REAL Vet looks like. Not the POS PU$$IES on “Animal Planet”. This is the Un-Varnished truth.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 9:44:59 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m looking forward to seeing the new series ALPHA DOGS.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/alpha-dogs/


4 posted on 02/08/2013 9:48:45 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: US Navy Vet

I agree. Have been watching for a couple of weeks now. It’s a little gross at times... like pulling the dead calves from cows... but, all the same, just a great show.

Two thumbs up!


5 posted on 02/08/2013 9:50:16 AM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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I’ve watched a number of episodes of Dr. Pol and have wondered how they clean up after the pregnancy inspections and calf deliveries they perform. Both Dr. Pol and Dr. Brenda are often covered in “gunk” (technical term) and manure after these procedures. Even the long gloves, boots and coveralls couldn’t catch all that mess or avoid the stench. What must those Jeeps smell like?


6 posted on 02/08/2013 9:50:57 AM PST by DeFault User
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My husband is a large animal veterinarian. I run the washing machine on a looooong extra hot cycle before I put any of my clothes in for washing. The really gross stuff gets washed at the clinic, though.

And he is not allowed to chop up a salad when in the kitchen.
7 posted on 02/08/2013 9:57:41 AM PST by texas_mrs
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To: US Navy Vet

My family watched this show last year, so there are plenty of reruns to catch up on, if you crave more. I’ve grown to love this guys cheerful, and yet no-nonsense nature.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 9:59:43 AM PST by catbertz
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To: texas_mrs

Just for fun, I would like to see the vets on the show doing the same things with washing machines and cleanup problems. They certainly show the grosser moments in their jobs—how ‘bout the cleanup?


9 posted on 02/08/2013 10:04:29 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: US Navy Vet

for those who don’t have it listed:

http://www.youtube.com/user/natgeowild


10 posted on 02/08/2013 10:05:27 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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My observation of farmers who raise cattle and other animals is that they perform a lot of the vet stuff themselves. Birthing being one of them of course but the farmer whose farm I stayed at on numerous pheasant hunting trips to N.W. Kansas had bottles of drugs in the refrigerator that were designated for his animals.

Probably antibiotics to be used when he sews up cuts and gashes on his cattle or dogs.......I think the nearest town big enough to have a vet was about 55 miles away so that's why they do most of the minor stuff themselves.

11 posted on 02/08/2013 10:11:00 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: KeyLargo

Me too as one of our trainers trains dogs for the state police.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 10:16:10 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Hot Tabasco

And YOU would be RIGHT! Most farmers(at least the “Old-School” ones that I grew up with) are almost like Vets w/out the “Degree”. About the ONLY time my Dad and Farmers like my Dad would call/or visit the Vet’s Office or have the vet come to the farm was in the event of DIRE Emergency. Most Older Farmers have a Vet they like and they stick with that one for YEARS!


13 posted on 02/08/2013 10:16:44 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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We have been watching since it started. Not everybody agrees with his style of treatment, if you do a search on whatever search engine you prefer you can find out some of their complaints. We don’t have a problem with his treatment of his patients but we do not use him as our vet. You have to decide for yourself.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 10:25:50 AM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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I’ll be looking for it...haven’t seen it yet.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 10:41:58 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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It’s kinda gross, so if you have a “Tender” Constitution ya might want to skip this one.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:36 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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Most Older Farmers

As a side note, the place my buddies and I used to go to hunt was a tiny little town called Logan Ks. The farmer who let us stay at his farm house actually lived in town with his wife and he was the president of the only little bank in the town.

He'd get up at 4:00 a.m., head out to the farm and do his farm stuff, then head back to town to get cleaned up to head to the bank.

When the bank closed in the afternoon, he'd head home, change and head back out to the farm to finish up doing his farm stuff...usually by dark.

An incredibly hard life if you ask me.

Another little tidbit, he uses greyhounds to hunt coyotes out there which I had never heard of before.......

17 posted on 02/08/2013 10:48:01 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: US Navy Vet

Darn, just checked my cable line-up and NatGeo WILD isn’t in my package....


18 posted on 02/08/2013 10:53:21 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: DeFault User

Just watch Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs!


19 posted on 02/08/2013 10:54:15 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

You may be able to view the show on-line.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:29 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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What galls me is the producers block out some of the more gruesome scenes such as when a calf is pulled or other “icky” things so the citified watchers won’t be turned off.

I’m a country boy, I can handle it. Now that I think of it, I have handled it, from reaching up in cows to turn a calf around to helping cut one up after she died while being dehorned.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 1:31:44 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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