Iowa State University Veterinarian

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On Oct. 25, 1947, a 4-year old Holstein cow in fair condition was admitted to Stange Memorial Clinic. No definite history could be obtained at the time. The patient was brought to the clinic by a trucker who could give no history. A lacerated wound was present on the left front quarter of the udder, extending into the teat sinus on the anterior medial side of the teat. The left rear and left front quarters of the udder were considerably enlarged and swollen. It was immediately decided to use surgical methods in the treatment of the lacerated teat.