A Charolais heifer bought by Killian Farrell (centre), from John Ward (left). Noel Farrell (right) is Killian’s father.

Calving C-Section all in a day’s work

Mountbellew vet shares working week on Twitter

A CAESAREAN SECTION performed on a heifer to remove the calf from inside of her was perhaps the most eye-catching picture posted on Twitter by Mountbellew-based vet Killian Farrell.

Killian had ownership of the ‘@IrelandsFarmers’ page on Twitter at the start of October, an account which tracks the work of a different person each week from the farming community nationwide.

“It’s not the busiest time of year for calving, but I did have another few calving calls that week,” explained Killian, originally from Golden in South Tipperary near Cashel.

“I didn’t put pictures up of everything I did that week. Some mightn’t have been suitable for the internet. I had to deal with a uterine prolapse, and decided I wasn’t going to put up photos for that!” …

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