What's in YOUR feet?
We put her on the table, and with a little digging he found her injury spot. He dug at it a little bit, and thought there was a small rock in the pocket. Nope, he then said it looked like a thorn (from Honey Locust). We have no Honey Locust trees. He put some pressure on the ridge of the pocket, and this slowly slid out of the hole:
For reference, that is a pair of tweezers typically used to remove semen straws from the tank. What is it? A small metal barb, likely from a barb wire fence! He was as shocked as we were, since the cow had no swelling in her leg and her limp was not severe! He said typically, with metal, there is a big infection in the foot. Here is a picture of the foot after the wire was removed:
He glued a shoe on her off toe, so she would not bear weight on the sore toe and give it time to heal. Amazing what can go in the foot and the animal still function normally!