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See how I was born!

By netta1234
The Cow was due to Calf about 9 days ago,and wee were keeping an eye on her, Decided to bring her in to the cow shed last night as she was just laying down all day in a verry difficult spot in the field.Decided to call the Vet and he came(a verry young lad)and a student Vet was with him ,a young girl that will be a good vet one day as she liked the job and was verry good at it.
They decided between them that it would be better to deliver the calf,and to help the cow they pulled it out in the end
with a special machine.
I will try and upload some more for you to see what happened.

V1---Outside the cow shed after birth, in about 3 minutes ,sitting up.Smile
v2---The Vet investigating inside
v3----The student's having a look
v4----The student said it was alive and she managed to have the two front legs to the back
v5----She is tying the ropes to the feet
v6----Then tying the other end of the ropes to the machine
v7---Young Student vet working really hard
V8----Yes!!!It's been bornSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

A male Calf,the Mother is a Belgian Blue X Ayrshire,and the Bull was Salers(Breed from France)
Then we took them both out to the field,and he was walking with his Mum when I looked out just now.

Tags: Calf Pets and captive animals Vet delivering a calf

Voters: ColleenA, Andysnapper, LynneJoyce and 41 more

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Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
14 Aug 2013 6:40AM
Wow, now that's a baby portrait all right. Super shot. You could do a series of shots throughout the cows life.


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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
14 Aug 2013 6:41AM
What a touching story, what a beautiful young calf...thanks for sharing
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 6:45AM
Fabulous series, documentary with an over abundance of the 'Aaaaaaaaah' factor!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Aug 2013 6:47AM
An excellent reportage set Netta !! What a huge calve this is - I hope the mother is OK ! What a disgrace to be pulled out with ropes SmileGrin
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 6:56AM
Cracking reportage/documentary set very well taken and interesting.
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
14 Aug 2013 7:02AM
Excellent coverage and very interesting.Great images , it's that time of year here with lambs and calves.SmileSmileSmile
Great series Netta
S_Psharma 5 1 India
14 Aug 2013 7:29AM
Outstanding series of images v1 looks best.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
14 Aug 2013 7:35AM
A fascinating documentary set of images.

Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
14 Aug 2013 7:46AM
Blimey its like an episode of all creatures great and small. Fantastic documentary shots Netta, really interesting.

14 Aug 2013 8:19AM
Amazing set of images Netta and v1 is really outstanding. In the past by chance I was present in a calf's born. It was a very interesting experience.
14 Aug 2013 8:22AM
Only two things do not require our consent - the birth and death ...
Breathtaking set, Netta!
Regards Valery
DilysT 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 8:23AM
How interesting. Fantastic shots Netta - thanks so much for sharing!
14 Aug 2013 8:30AM
Excellent set Netta, very informative,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Aug 2013 8:32AM
Perhaps one of the most original sets of images I have seen here on site, and such a delightful outcome for both mother and calf, Netta.
Very well captured documentary images.
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
14 Aug 2013 9:05AM
That's different, Netta!
My friend (Jerseys) had me take a camcorder film of similar events.
Ended up tugging on a rope.

Smashing images of a spectacular event.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
14 Aug 2013 9:06AM
Good informative set of images!!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 9:23AM
great story with a happy ending - I like happy endingsSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 10:22AM
Brought tears to my eyes Netta.
A wonderful set of images, even more so for those who have never seen
a calf being born. So glad he was safely delivered.
Takes me back to being a girl and sometimes not allowed to witness
goings on! Strange how we can remember these moments.
Bring back 'All creatures great and small'.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 10:41AM
Splendid & interesting shots.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
14 Aug 2013 11:03AM
A great documentary Netta . Poor Cow. Good job the vet was called and a lovely calf delivered . Lovely work by all of you SmileSmile xx
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 11:49AM
Lovely capture Smile

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 12:35PM
Superb reportage! He's a beauty... Glad to see that mum and baby made it... Most interesting!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Aug 2013 1:13PM
A good bit of reportage here Netta.
Nature in the raw !!
Good informative set.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 3:04PM
Netta, what a lovely natural story of life on the farm
I documented a giraffe being born (in P/F) and was so exciting with
just the honour of being there.

You really have done so well here
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
14 Aug 2013 4:28PM
How wonderful how you've documented this, Netta!! And thank you so much for sharing this with us. Aww...look at the poor thing in V1 all dazed and bewildered Grin

The first time I saw this was on TV a long time ago...James Herriot...the TV series..."All Creatures Great and Small", I think.

I've just thought of something, though...isn't it amazing how the cow allows the vet to reach in?? I really like that. So trusting.


PS Given him a name yet? He looks like a Bruno Grin
14 Aug 2013 4:53PM
What a superb story which documents the start to a precious life so beautifully!
Excellent work, Netta!

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
14 Aug 2013 7:42PM
A truly wonderful story and set of images Netta....

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 7:53PM
A very informative reportage Netta. Well captured
14 Aug 2013 8:55PM
A wonderful story and what a beautiful young calf, thank you for taking the time to share
Wow Netta, what a heart-warming set of images and story to match! Simply wonderful!

Charlie x
moiral 8 12 Scotland
14 Aug 2013 9:28PM
Excellent set of shots Netta. And a handsome young fellow that has arrived in the world.
Just glad they weren't my midwives TongueGrinGrinGrinGrin.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 9:29PM
So glad there was a happy and successful outcome, Netta. Loved the sequence of pictures.
14 Aug 2013 10:15PM
A superb set Netta and a wonderful story, so lovely..Lin
fcast 4 10
15 Aug 2013 12:46AM
Marvelous set with a happy ending
I think I will stay with V1Tongue. Well done Netta.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Aug 2013 5:16PM
that is a great report indeed!
Not the thing you see every day and for me it is at least 35 years since I was privileged to see it!

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