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.
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......)
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!
posted on 02/08/2013 10:16:44 AM PST
by US Navy Vet
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