Giving CPR to a Newborn Calf

Giving CPR to a Newborn Calf

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin

In a normal, easy birth, the calf is stimulated to start breathing as soon as the umbilical cord breaks or his face and nose are uncovered when the amniotic sac comes off his head. Sometimes after a hard birth, a backward birth, or even a normal birth when the sac doesn’t break, the calf was without oxygen too long and can’t start breathing.

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