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ANN BAILEY: On the farm, ‘doctoring’ part of the job

Published 05/05/2012, Grand Forks Herald

One of my primary chores growing up was to check the cattle during the summer months when they were on pasture. It was a job I enjoyed because it involved horseback riding. However, it wasn’t a joy ride because the reason my sister and I checked the cows, calves and bulls was to make sure they were healthy. If we spotted one that looked like it wasn’t feeling well, we herded it up to the corral, where my dad and brother could take a look at it and treat it themselves or call the veterinarian if it was a more serious problem.

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