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sura

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

calf

, pl.

calves

(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.

calf

Anatomy
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. hmmm...now 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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Cow or Heifer in calf or with calf at foot 1 W M Seels, 2 K Jackson.
The feed conversion ratios between birth and 6 months of age in treatment and control groups were different from the findings of some earlier researchers (Diler and Aydin, 2009; Guler, 2000; Kartal and Yanar, 2011; Yanar et al., 1999, 2002; Ugur et al., 2004; Coverdale et al., 2004) indicated that the groups supplied with calf starter feed and roughage had higher starter feed consumption and live weights at the end of experiments and related these better outcomes with higher feed conversion ratios and improved rumen systems.
Management risk factors associated with calf diarrhea in Michigan dairy herds.