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May 07, 2009

Cow Meets Porcupine

Just when you think you've seen it all, something new comes along. That should be the mantra for Veterinary practice. We get "dog meets porcupine" all the time and the occasional "horse meets porcupine", but this is the rare "cow meets porcupine".

Two cows were brought to our large animal facilities last weekend. The first cow had quills in her muzzle and right front foot, the second cow had them in her tongue. Who licks a porcupine? A cow, I guess. I thought cows were smarter than that!

Then the second cow decided she was done with the whole thing and tried to exit--out the top of the chute! Believe it or not, she nearly made it before changing her mind and going out the front of the chute instead. Cows.