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calving

[′kav·iŋ]
(geology)
The breaking off of a mass of ice from its parent glacier, iceberg, or ice shelf. Also known as ice calving.
(vertebrate zoology)
Giving birth to a calf.
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Over the years, with the increased yearly reporting, there was a gradual decline in difficult calving (>CE2), which is largely agreeable with trends shown by Hansen et al [26].
Dystocia, more commonly known as difficult calving, defined as a prolonged or difficult parturition varies from the need for increased producer attention to the loss of the cow and calf (Meijering, 1984; Carnier et al.
He added that as the week in February went on, Borrowdale had had to deal with a difficult calving cow, as well as problems with his wife's pregnancy that required a trip to hospital.
Calving ease was described in four categories: 1--unassisted calving, 2--calving with little intervention (assisted by one person), 3--calving with considerable intervention (assisted by several persons), 4--very difficult calving (hard pull) requiring veterinary intervention.