Positioning the Hind Leg in the Incision.

Positioning the Hind Leg in the Incision.
When the calf is in anterior presentation a hindlimb is lifted into the incision by placing one hand under the hock first and then directing the bent claw through the top part of the incision. Frequently this is the most difficult maneuver of the entire operation due to a tight uterine wall. Tocolytic drugs such as Clenbuterol can be of help but are currently illegal in the USA.

Utrecht (1976)