James treats Paul Cotterell's dog Theo, who has been losing weight and is diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. James recommends that Theo be put down and Paul agrees. James doesn't realize the... See full summary »

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Christopher Timothy ...
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Paul Cotterell
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Ken Billings
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Mike Kelly ...
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James treats Paul Cotterell's dog Theo, who has been losing weight and is diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. James recommends that Theo be put down and Paul agrees. James doesn't realize the impact this has on Paul and the tragic results that ensue. James meets Lord Hulton, a hard working farm owner despite his aristocratic background. Hulton takes a liking to a horse that has wandered onto his property from the nearby military depot. At the Billings farm, James finds young calves who are wasting away. He thinks they have ingested an irritant of some kind, but the vets simply can't isolate it. Written by garykmcd

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Siegfried Farnon: It's an occupational hazard, James. one of the grayer aspects of our profession. None of us enjoys it very much. But... the last thing that a funny little creature like Theo feels is the touch of a human hand, and the last thing he hears is the gentleness of a human voice. It-It's the best we can manage.
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