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When is the recommended time to preg test cows after exposure to bull.
 

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They can be ultrasounded at 30 days and palpated at 45 days. I have heard if a preg test out there that I guess is similar to a home preg test for a woman but I don't know anything about it. Hope this is what you were looking for.
 
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Somewhat, I know what palpate means but not in this sense. Is there an opening in the cervex that would be a dead giveaway?

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No you go through the rectum. I recommend that you get someone with experiance to teach you its not really something you can learn on your own. I am not saying its imposible to learn on your own but it will take a long time.
 

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txshowmom":2xdn9n0d said:
No you go through the rectum. I recommend that you get someone with experiance to teach you its not really something you can learn on your own. I am not saying its imposible to learn on your own but it will take a long time.

i agree.. i read and read and read up on it, and tried it a few times and just couldnt get it together... then i had a vet palpate a few cows and then let me palpate the same cow. he told me what i was feeling of etc.. in each cow.

a great help.. then lots of experience helps you to get better at it.

my learning curve was shortened considerably in just a couple hours that day.

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Palpation is definitely not the job for the inexperienced and untrained. We have found that even the Vet's have a wide range of accuracy in palpation. One Vet we had used palpated one of our cows and said she was "Open." Gave her a shot to cycle her again. She aborted a 2-3 month old fetus! That Vet not used again for "serious" procedures anymore. Get recommendations from others on a good vet to use for palpation. In the first 3-4 months of pregnancy the size of the calf fetus should be in the egg/small or large mouse/rat size. Ultrasound is always the most accurate if you have a Vet that has the equipment and knows how to use it correctly.
 
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60days, size of a mouse, can get membrane slip
72 days size of a rat
90 days size of a watermelon
4 months drops into abdomen, can feel caruncles
5 months, thrill in uterine artery
8 months--it's darn big, can feel size of head and or feet

I do palpation as of 30 days, but I won't certify pregnant until 60 days (that's the standard). I'm pretty certain as of 42 days, not many slip after that.

There are courses you can take on it.

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There is a test kit avaliable to test for OPEN cows . You can purchase it from Concepto- Diagonistics. in Tenn. They advertise it as a test to detect open cows , not bred cows. They had problems with false positives , so they decided to detect opens rather than pregnants. All the same sounds to me like .It can be used with a milk sample or blood sample as early as 7 days after breeding they say.







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