. Elementary lectures on veterinary science, for agricultural students, farmers, and stockkeepers ... e head and feet are first presented, the case is moreserious ; sometimes one or both of the fore-legs may be extracted,and by putting a cord round the head, with strong pulling, the back-bone may be broken through. After removing the front portion, therest is got away with hooks, while the viscera follows. Sometimesthese monstrosities are double-headed, and when the heads are pre-sented they are very difficult to manipulate. When the hind-legs arepresented first there is a chance of the foetus

. Elementary lectures on veterinary science, for agricultural students, farmers, and stockkeepers ... e head and feet are first presented, the case is moreserious ; sometimes one or both of the fore-legs may be extracted,and by putting a cord round the head, with strong pulling, the back-bone may be broken through. After removing the front portion, therest is got away with hooks, while the viscera follows. Sometimesthese monstrosities are double-headed, and when the heads are pre-sented they are very difficult to manipulate. When the hind-legs arepresented first there is a chance of the foetus Stock Photo
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. Elementary lectures on veterinary science, for agricultural students, farmers, and stockkeepers ... e head and feet are first presented, the case is moreserious ; sometimes one or both of the fore-legs may be extracted, and by putting a cord round the head, with strong pulling, the back-bone may be broken through. After removing the front portion, therest is got away with hooks, while the viscera follows. Sometimesthese monstrosities are double-headed, and when the heads are pre-sented they are very difficult to manipulate. When the hind-legs arepresented first there is a chance of the foetus being got away, providingthe mother is well developed, big-boned, and has plenty of room.The double-headed calf {Plate LIIL, Fig. 24) was removed througha breech presentation, the hind-feet coming first. In the case of theenlarged head—hydrocephalus, or water on the brain {Fig. 14, page 350)—the skull was cut into with the embryotomy knife {par. 570) andall the water pressed out, when the bones of the head collapsed andthe calf was removed by putting a strong cord round its neck. The PLATE L. Fig. i8, par. 782. ms