Irbid courts fine veterinarian JD850 for causing death of cow

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AMMAN — The Irbid Court of First Instance, ordered a veterinarian to pay JD850 as compensation to the owner of a cow that died during childbirth, along with its calf. The veterinarian was seen to have been the cause of the cow’s death due to his negligence and improper use of tool and procedures, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

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According to the court ruling, the cow's owner owned a healthy Dutch cow, which was in labor. The owner called the veterinarian for assistance. After examining the cow, the veterinarian attempted to help with the delivery. However, he discovered that the calf was quite large as well as being in a breech position inside the cow's womb.

He attempted to extract the calf using inappropriate tools not designated for veterinary use, including hooks and ropes. He also sought assistance from the farmer’s relatives to pull out the calf. Despite several attempts, the calf's extraction resulted in tearing the cow's womb, causing both the calf and the cow to be at risk due to his negligence.

This prompted the owner of the cow to slaughter it to utilize its meat, after obtaining the veterinarian's consent. The labor process lasted from noon until sunset.

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