Fairgoers watch calf born at the Ohio State Fair

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COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH)– The newest addition to the Ohio State Fair came into the world in a dramatic fashion.

Miley the cow’s water broke around 2 p.m. Monday. About a half an hour later, a vet came and examined her and found out her baby was breech.

“So calves should be coming feet first with their head between their legs to have an easy, normal birth, and when [the vet] reached in, he found out they were back feet,” explained second year Ohio State DVM student Marina Sweet.

“At that point he realized he was going to have to intervene,” said her classmate Sarah Mazur. “Dr. Biggie asked for volunteers from the audience, and we got two girls in here to help pull their first calf.”

The cow and calf are part of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Education Center at the fair. At the center they have three (now two) pregnant cows, as well as dairy cows that can be milked by the public.

“We had a big crowd around here, and it was really cool. A lot of people don’t ever get a chance to see something like this, so it’s really cool for kids and even adults…to learn about where there food is coming from,” Mazur explained.

A big crowd was also on hand to watch baby Moonbeam take her first steps and drink her first milk.

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