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Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:20 PM CDT

Question: Our best cow had a heifer calf with a very large navel. It looks like a large cup hanging down. It is soft, and I can push it back inside her belly, so I think this is a hernia. Does this need to be fixed? Can we keep her as a brood cow?

Answer: I think you are correct in your belief this is a hernia; it sounds like an umbilical hernia. This is so named because the umbilicus or umbilical cord passes through this ring while the calf is ...

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