An easier way to deliver calves

  • W. Mark Hilton Elanco Animal Health, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Keywords: dystocia, cattle, Utrecht technique


Prevention of dystocia is the goal for nearly every beef and dairy herd owner, but a zero-dystocia incidence every year is highly unrealistic. Veterinarians must be skilled not only in assisting clients in preventing dystocias, but also in treating them. Various techniques are suggested for assisting a cow with a dystocia. The Utrecht method is a time-tested technique that reduces the stress on the cow, calf and technician before, during and after the delivery process.

Author Biography

W. Mark Hilton, Elanco Animal Health, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Senior Technical Consultant

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