If you are at all squeamish, do not proceed!
I never fails that things go wrong when the Ranch Hand is away protecting people from the financial ruins of cancer. Luckily today he was here when a first calf heifer had a prolapsed uterus. That's when the uterus comes out of the cow after the calf is born. It is not very common, but does happen. It is usually caused from severe straining during calving. Since we've never dealt with it before we called the vet.
Without help the cow and calf would never have survived. Making a difference in the world, that's what ranchers do every day.
Did I mention in the middle of this we had to pull a different calf? They were doing fine in the barn. Just another day on the Orton Ranch!