Pregnant cow showing heat?

Got a calving or breeding question? Get an answer.
User avatar
TennesseeTuxedo
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14766
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Live in Franklin, TN farm in Warsaw, KY
Has thanked: 1008 times
Been thanked: 1086 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:05 pm

Richnm wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:33 pm
I wil have her palpated ASAP. The little bulls all have got her today multiple times. I meant to say, if the lute shot in 8-10 days will abort any pregnancy the little bulls might have caused today.
Can you move her away from the pests?


Making Cattle Today Great Again!
Sometimes you do have to throw out the babies with the bath water.

Richnm
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:05 am
Has thanked: 108 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:08 pm

Just did
“Epd’s mean nothing without feed, feed your dam cows.”

Richnm
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:05 am
Has thanked: 108 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:08 pm

Good thing the bull calves were in with her. I would have never known.
“Epd’s mean nothing without feed, feed your dam cows.”

User avatar
alisonb
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5267
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:37 am
Location: South Africa
Has thanked: 374 times
Been thanked: 320 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by alisonb » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:16 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:37 pm

Yes. Rich. If those bulls bred her, the Lutalyse shot will abort that pregnancy.
Even that is not a dead cert...
Few is the number who think with their own minds and feel with their own hearts. Albert Einstein
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you!

User avatar
Bright Raven
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10701
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Location: Kentucky
Has thanked: 914 times
Been thanked: 952 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Bright Raven » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:17 pm

alisonb wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:37 pm
Richnm wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:33 pm
I wil have her palpated ASAP. The little bulls all have got her today multiple times. I meant to say, if the lute shot in 8-10 days will abort any pregnancy the little bulls might have caused today.
Yes. Rich. If those bulls bred her, the Lutalyse shot will abort that pregnancy.
Even that is not a dead cert...
Correct. Almost every phenomenon is a function of probabilities.
"Looking for an honest man".
Diogenes.

User avatar
Nesikep
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 15491
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Lillooet, BC, Canada
Has thanked: 1073 times
Been thanked: 847 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Nesikep » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:20 pm

I've had a cow in standing heat 2 months before she calved... rare, but it happens..
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
-Christopher Hitchens

User avatar
Silver
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2094
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 12:08 am
Location: BC Peace River country
Has thanked: 799 times
Been thanked: 788 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Silver » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:29 pm

I guess the other burning question is: Does she appear long bred?
If she was tested bred in May she must be due any time. An empty heifer should stand out from the rest.

User avatar
Nesikep
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 15491
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Lillooet, BC, Canada
Has thanked: 1073 times
Been thanked: 847 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Nesikep » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:34 pm

Silver wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:29 pm
I guess the other burning question is: Does she appear long bred?
If she was tested bred in May she must be due any time. An empty heifer should stand out from the rest.
I have plenty of cows that look bred after calving like Ms Porky here.. Palpating would probably be the only way to tell for sure

Image

Image
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
-Christopher Hitchens

User avatar
Bright Raven
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10701
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Location: Kentucky
Has thanked: 914 times
Been thanked: 952 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Bright Raven » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:34 pm

Silver wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:29 pm
I guess the other burning question is: Does she appear long bred?
If she was tested bred in May she must be due any time. An empty heifer should stand out from the rest.
Silver, I read him to state that she was due May 15. So she if not aborted, is about mid-term right now.
"Looking for an honest man".
Diogenes.

Richnm
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:05 am
Has thanked: 108 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:38 pm

Bred August due May
“Epd’s mean nothing without feed, feed your dam cows.”

WinterSpringsFarm
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 207
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:22 pm
Location: Frederick, Md
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 57 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by WinterSpringsFarm » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:32 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:21 am
Richnm wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:12 am
Should I take her to be re-preg tested or sync her next week ?
No need to preg test. She lost her pregnancy. If she is standing, AI her this afternoon. Otherwise, you could give her Lutalyse in 8 to 10 days to recycle her. She will come back into heat after the Lutalyse shot. Usually 48 to 72 hours.
Not true, had a cow last year that the bull mounted and hunched every 21 days. She calved like the rest of them. I'd for sure be palping her before any drugs are administered.

User avatar
Bright Raven
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10701
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Location: Kentucky
Has thanked: 914 times
Been thanked: 952 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:59 pm

WinterSpringsFarm wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:21 am
Richnm wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:12 am
Should I take her to be re-preg tested or sync her next week ?
No need to preg test. She lost her pregnancy. If she is standing, AI her this afternoon. Otherwise, you could give her Lutalyse in 8 to 10 days to recycle her. She will come back into heat after the Lutalyse shot. Usually 48 to 72 hours.
Not true, had a cow last year that the bull mounted and hunched every 21 days. She calved like the rest of them. I'd for sure be palping her before any drugs are administered.
Agree. He is having a vet palpate her on Monday. He will report the results.
"Looking for an honest man".
Diogenes.

User avatar
TCRanch
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4293
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:21 am
Location: Winfield, KS
Has thanked: 963 times
Been thanked: 431 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by TCRanch » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:33 pm

I'll just add . . . had an old cow that would stand for any cow, bull or steer any time, any where - we called her the hose queen. Calved like clockwork.

Good call getting her palped before writing her off or giving her Lutalyse (which is absolutely not a 100% guarantee, got the t-shirt). Please keep us updated.

Richnm
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:05 am
Has thanked: 108 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:34 pm

Will do apt with vet Monday 3:30
“Epd’s mean nothing without feed, feed your dam cows.”

T & B farms
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 462
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:15 pm
Location: SW kansas
Has thanked: 95 times
Been thanked: 83 times

Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by T & B farms » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:42 pm

I agree with what’s been said. I think false heats are very common. I had one I saw in standing heat about a month ago. She was standing hard. No bull with them, but the calves and other cows rode her hard. I marked her down as a “repreg” when I pulled them off the wheat in January. Guess what, today she was stiff legged, bagged up huge, and sliming. Her ai due date is jan 2nd.
I have saw this several times, and heard of it from several others.

Post Reply