Calving Problems/Dystocia

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Introduction

This lesson is meant to be taught within a reproduction unit as part of parturition, normal and abnormal. Although calving problems are the focus here, other species could be substituted. I saw this as a way to teach usable skills while understanding every calf lost costs a lot of money. The students will follow a power point and record pertinent information to correct dystocia, identify tools and how to attach them correctly. Students also need to know the signs of when to call a vet. Students will then use notes and a veterinary website to answer questions.

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Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will gain an understanding of the causes of dystocia in cattle
  • Students will diagnose how to correct different scenarios of dystocia
  • Students will successfully attach and operate different calf pulling tools

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