Does Discharge mean heat?

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Does Discharge mean heat?

Postby MRRherefords » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:23 am

I Ai'd a cow on July 7th. This morning I noticed that she had some clear discharge (not a lot) coming out of her vulva. Does this mean she was not bred? She shows zero other signs of heat. I was going to put her out with the cleanup bull this weekend, but will do it today if this is a sign of heat.
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Re: Does Discharge mean heat?

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:35 am

There are different characteristics to discharges. Generally, if it looks like egg albumin (clear part of an egg), it is a cervical secretion associated with the estrogen levels during ovulation. If there are no other signs, it is a crap shoot.

Sometimes there are vaginal secretions and sloughing off of pieces of the cervical plug in pregnant cows. I don't know if anyone is an expert on all these discharges. Someone should write a book.
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Re: Does Discharge mean heat?

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:35 am

MRRherefords wrote:I Ai'd a cow on July 7th. This morning I noticed that she had some clear discharge (not a lot) coming out of her vulva. Does this mean she was not bred? She shows zero other signs of heat. I was going to put her out with the cleanup bull this weekend, but will do it today if this is a sign of heat.

Also a sign of leptospirosis
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Re: Does Discharge mean heat?

Postby MRRherefords » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:19 am

Caustic Burno wrote:
MRRherefords wrote:I Ai'd a cow on July 7th. This morning I noticed that she had some clear discharge (not a lot) coming out of her vulva. Does this mean she was not bred? She shows zero other signs of heat. I was going to put her out with the cleanup bull this weekend, but will do it today if this is a sign of heat.

Also a sign of leptospirosis

Why would you think that? What other signs do I look for. She does not have a fever and acts completely normal. She is now with the rest of the herd and the clean up bull.
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Re: Does Discharge mean heat?

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:10 am

Cause I am fighting vibrio right now from hogs. Clear discharge is a symptom cattle were vaccinated last fall. Going to semiannual versus yearly.
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