Wayward cow gives birth to healthy calf

Highway escape delays trip to Veterinary Medical Center

Newborn Calf Image A cow being transported to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center for assistance with a difficult birth caused a traffic tie-up when she escaped from her trailer on I-70 near I-71 in downtown Columbus around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. Columbus Police assisted her owner in returning her to the trailer. She arrived at the Hospital for Farm Animals at the Veterinary Medical Center around 3 p.m. and gave birth to a healthy, 80 pound female calf within 30 minutes.

Coverage by the Columbus Dispatch, 4/9/10

Posted 4/8/2010 M.L. Weber
(photo courtesy of Kristine McComis)

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Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.