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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    LVR I agree, thanks for the comments. I spoke to my Manager about disposing dead cattle because it’s never been brought up and he said they usually just leave the body and let nature take care of it. For example vultures, wild dogs, coyotes and ocelots will eat it. From now on I asked for him...
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    Thanks everyone for their input. I was able to text our vet he thinks it could brucellosis, when asked if they were vaccinated for it he didn’t answer the text. I called our local government office this morning as well, to see if they could do the blood work for us but since we are too remote...
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    The abortions are over a 12 month period. Between both herds it’s 240 cows/heifers/calf’s and steers. The herd that’s producing this is the older herd. The daughters from the older herd have not produced this problem then again only five calf’s that have been born from that herd so far with one...
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    It’s not but that’s when we do it down there 2x a year. However this year I’m stopping I have no presence of dung beetles our land is probably shot.
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    Btw forget to Mention that We vaccinate January and June/July so any calf’s born after that month they will be vaccinated on the next round.
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    They are vaccinated for everything, they are getting vaccinated soon.. 2X a year is what we do down there. The only thing we are changing this year is we aren’t using invermectin.
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    I don’t think it’s brucellosis, they were vaccinated in February and we don’t introduce outsiders, except for the sires but they are vaccinated before coming into the property. The only ones not vaccinated against brucellosis are the calf’s.
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    Does BVD cause deformations?? I’ve read abortions is a definite.
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    Thanks for the input the cows, this herd recently started consuming mineral salts about 3 months ago.
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    I have one that survive and his jaws crooked as well as his nose. He’s still eating. I had another that died 3 days later and had a hard time moving around.
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    The bulls used at the time were not registered. They came from my dads brother in laws property as per my manager. I really think my cows could be the bulls aunts?? I also think they call this parrot jaw. It’s definitely congenital I think...
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    I think it’s an inbreeding problem

    So this is our 4th and 5th one this year. I have a feeling the two bulls we had before were somehow related to the heifers and cows we have. I’m so annoyed. I also had another calf born a day later looks fine and all except she’s 56 lbs. my dad originally blamed it on the moon I said that’s an...
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    Preg-Alert Pro for Livestock

    What machine did you end up using? Thank you.
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    Preg-Alert Pro for Livestock

    Long term it would probably be best to check by hand and have my manager trained.. thank you for providing the input on anatomy of the cows organs. I’m going to call them and ask.. with the info you provided at least now I know what to ask.
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