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!
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.......