5 Reasons for Dystocia
1. Calf too big, dam too
Rules of Thumb to Interfere
Heifers: They should
deliver 60-90 minutes after they are in active labor or the feet show.
Rules to decide if you can
deliver the calf?
For anterior presentation, pull straight until the head and shoulders are out, and then pull in a downward direction.
For posterior presentation, pull straight until the hips are in the pelvis and the tail is out. Then pull in a downward direction.