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I have several head of good quality registered Hereford cattle. One of my heifers was supposed to be bred but was not and one cow had a calf and the neighbors Brahma bull jumped the fence and may have bred them. How early in the pregnancy can a vet pregnancy check them and tell if they are bred? And if they are bred is there something I can do to make them abort the calf? I do not want to waste a calf by them having a bad one!
 
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> I have several head of good
> quality registered Hereford
> cattle. One of my heifers was
> supposed to be bred but was not
> and one cow had a calf and the
> neighbors Brahma bull jumped the
> fence and may have bred them. How
> early in the pregnancy can a vet
> pregnancy check them and tell if
> they are bred? And if they are
> bred is there something I can do
> to make them abort the calf? I do
> not want to waste a calf by them
> having a bad one!

Jared, I know the feeling! I have 10 reg. charolais and last spring the neighbors squatty angus bull came through the fence to breed on of my cows. Most vet's need about 30-45 days before they can tell if the cow settled. You could give the cow a shot of lutalace (spelling is not guaranteed not correct) ha ha.. Anyway, that will make her abort. The only problem is, I have used that on a heifer to make her abort and it took a while for her to cycle again so I ended up with a real late calf.

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