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 [soo´ra] (L.)
calf. adj., adj su´ral.


, pl.


(kaf, kavz),
1. A young bovine animal, male or female. Synonym(s): sura
2. The posterior prominence of the leg, caused by the underlying triceps surae muscles (lateral and medial heads of gastrocnemius and soleus).
[Gael. kalpa]

calf 1

(kăf, käf)
n. pl. calves (kăvz, kävz)
a. A young cow or bull.
b. One of the young of certain other mammals, such as moose, elephants, or whales.

calf 2

(kăf, käf)
n. pl. calves (kăvz, kävz)
The fleshy muscular back part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.


The fleshy part of the posterior lower leg, which is composed primarily of gastrocnemius muscle.
Veterinary medicine
A young cow from birth until it is weaned.

su·ral re·gion

(sūr'ăl rē'jŭn) [TA]
The muscular swelling of the back of the leg below the knee, formed chiefly by the bellies of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles.
Synonym(s): calf.

Patient discussion about calf

Q. I have just developed a pain in my calf - feels like it clicks when I walk, and is a sharp pain I first noticed this problem this morning. As I stepped out of my car, I felt a sharp pain in my left calf, and it has gone worse as the day has gone on. No pain until I walk.

A. as i think of it- fatman's answer seems more logical. but usually people can tell the difference between strained muscle and other stuff. if it was just a pulled muscle he would have thought of it and naturally massage the area. no?

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Juvenile Classes (Dairy) Judge: Mr T Stable, Ulverston Champion: Brian Yates, East Logan, Castle Douglas Reserve Champion: T A Jackson, Guillyhill, Holywood Heifer calf, Ayrshire Breed - 1 and 3 William Sloan and Co, Ryemuir, Lochmaben; 2 Mr Keith Davidson.
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The most frequent problems that occur are a calf positioned incorrectly in the birth canal, or a calf that's too large to pass easily through the cow's pelvis no matter what position it's in.
That may be fine in some situations, but if a calf has severe diarrhea and is losing a lot of fluid and electrolytes (especially a very young calf), it's better to give fluid/electrolytes four times per day, every six hours.
Cow with male calf (54) sold to PS2,500 for a Shorthorn cross with a Charolais cross calf from Smallburn Farms, Duffus.
The weight of the mother before calf birth can significant impact the daily weight gain of the calves in the 1 month.
Heifers that conceive can be maintained on pasture or cut fodder with the young stock supplement at 1 to 2kg per day and an adequate mineral supplementation to cater for the growth of the heifer herself and the calf she is carrying.
"Giraffes give birth standing up and the calf falls more than five feet to the ground.
"I hope we can all agree that calf rearing is an investment, not an expenditure."
The unnamed calf is healthy and has been playing and nursing, Holloway said.
Jimmy Barling said Monday that DNA tests will be done on tissue samples from the three bull calves and the one heifer calf to satisfy those who may question the births from one mother.
YOZGAT (CyHAN)- A Turkish man took a sick calf to veterinary with his car by putting it back seat in central Turkish city of Yozgat.