GPVEC Adds Dystocia Model to Teaching Resources

This summer GPVEC purchased a life-size cow and calf to be used in teaching students how to assist in the delivery of a calf. The calf can be placed in the cow’s uterus in various positions to mimic normal or abnormal presentations during birth.

The cow has a lifelike udder that can be filled with normal or mastitic milk to aid in instructing students on how to perform a California Mastitis Test or simply how to milk a cow. The cow also has interchangeable uteri at various stages of gestation to help train students in pregnancy diagnosis.

At this time, neither the cow nor the calf have a name, so if you have a favorite name you would like to suggest please, send your ideas to Debbie George at dgeorge@