Cows can prolapse before or after calving. While both are situations that must be corrected, there are some differences in the type and severity of a prolapse. Vaginal prolapses will typically occur before calving - usually in the heavily pregnant cow, according to Robert Cope, veterinarian at Salmon, ID. A uterine prolapse can occur directly after the cow calves. The vaginal prolapse is more common and looks like a pink mass of tissue about the size of a large grapefruit or volleyball. ...

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