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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dookie and cows

We spend three days at Dookie campus and most of the time there were lectures that we need to attend. Bear in mind that attendance sheet were distributed at each lecture and 100% attendance is required from all medical students.

At the end of the first day, we were given a tour on how to milk the cows. It was an interesting adventure for most of us since many of us were brought up in urban environment and hardly see any cows at a close range.

Seeing how the workers milk the cow was an exciting experience for all of us. Most of us took several pictures of the cow but at the same time, we have to beware of any unexpected things that could happen during milking.

The cows are milked from behind and the milking machine is attached to the udder. The machine will automatically stopped when it reaches a certain amount of milk. I'm not sure how much though.

Since we milked the cow from behind, the butt is facing our face and the cows can unexpectedly urinate or defecate at whim. There are two rows of cows during milking process and we stand in the middle. So, we have to be cautious on both sides mrgreen.

On that day, several unfortunate people had the accident. It was not a nice experience to have that on your first day of your rural rotation.


6 comments:

Qudwatun Hassanah said...

Salam alayk

When you said you milked the cow, does it mean you physically milked them or you just come and watched them being milked?

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hayad said...

pengalaman menarik. kenapa tak letak gambo?

arsaili said...

salam bro..apa kabar...harap semuanya ok yea

Hafiz said...

@ Qudwatun Hasanah, I watched and attached the milking machine to the udder. So, not really doing manual milking :)

@ Hayad, akan cuba letak gambar bila dah habis rotation ni

@ arsaili, alhamdulillah sihat. Hopefully you are well too.

nihas said...

salam.
kepada semua doktor2 diseluruh pelusuk rantau, careful la dengan "SWINE FLU" yang sedang berleluasa sekarang yer... :)