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 [soo´ra] (L.)
calf. adj., adj su´ral.
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, 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]
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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However, in contrast to present results on feed efficiency, Iqbal and Iqbal (1992) reported same FCR values (2.17) in buffalo calves fed on milk at 10% of body weight and calf starter along with green fodder and Khan et al.
The consumption of whole milk and calf starter of Jersey calves produced by embryo transfer and Holstein calves: The consumption of whole milk and calf starter of Jersey and Holstein calves during preweaning periods (8 weeks) are given in Table 3.
of calf starter. The calf now has a functional rumen and is capable of rumination.
To get a successful transition to a ruminant early access and greater consumption of solid feed (calf starter) are of paramount importance.
The ration for treatment group was prepared as 20% chopped dry meadow grass + 80% concentrate calf starter feed I between the birth and 3-months of age; 30% chopped dry meadow grass + 70% concentrate calf starter feed II between 3 -6 months of age.
Pelleted calf starter and water were given ad libitum from day 5 (the beginning of the study).
Calves received whole milk twice daily at 0700 and 1600 h: calf starter and water were offered ad libitum throughout the trial of 60 days.
(2008) found that, calf starter promoted rumen development and hence hastened the transition from an essentially monogastric animal (high blood glucose) to a functional ruminant (low blood glucose).
The pens had solid iron rod sides with openings in the front and rear to allow calves free access to calf starter (CS) (contained 88.2% dry matter (DM) and 74.7% crude protein (CP)) and chopped mixed hay (contained 90.3% DM and 10.4% CP) from feeding buckets.
The calves were allowed free access to a calf starter, mixed grass hay, and water from a plastic bucket.