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The absence of heat is the first indicator, if you watch the animal you will know. I can see the movement from the calf, but that is not a givin.. ive read many post of not being able to see it and met people who say they always look that way.. and exam will tell you. my understanding is that exams should be done during certain gestational periods.. wishing you the best

> Is there a way to tell if a cow is
> pregnant just by looking at her or
> do you have to do an internal exam
> to know?

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It depends on the stage of the pregnancy, for the first half or so the fetus is awfully small in comparison to the size of the cow. Preg checking after 45 days is recommended, before that can cause abortion. Absence of heat while an indicator isn't always reliable. Other things can cause the cessation of heats. Weather, short nocturnal heats, infection, nutritional. Internal exam is still the surest ehing we've got and unfortunetly sometimes that can be wrong.

dunmovin farms

> The absence of heat is the first
> indicator, if you watch the animal
> you will know. I can see the
> movement from the calf, but that
> is not a givin.. ive read many
> post of not being able to see it
> and met people who say they always
> look that way.. and exam will tell
> you. my understanding is that
> exams should be done during
> certain gestational periods..
> wishing you the best
 
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Anonymous

I wonder if one of those home pregnancy tests for women would work? Theoretically it should, if cow's produce the same hormone as women do while pregnant.

Ann B

> It depends on the stage of the
> pregnancy, for the first half or
> so the fetus is awfully small in
> comparison to the size of the cow.
> Preg checking after 45 days is
> recommended, before that can cause
> abortion. Absence of heat while an
> indicator isn't always reliable.
> Other things can cause the
> cessation of heats. Weather, short
> nocturnal heats, infection,
> nutritional. Internal exam is
> still the surest ehing we've got
> and unfortunetly sometimes that
> can be wrong.

> dunmovin farms
 
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Anonymous

How hard would it be to get them to pee on the right part and not splash all over the person doing the test?

dunmovin farms

> I wonder if one of those home
> pregnancy tests for women would
> work? Theoretically it should, if
> cow's produce the same hormone as
> women do while pregnant.

> Ann B
 
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Anonymous

no. looks can be very deceiving. have you considered learning how to palpate them?

gene

> Is there a way to tell if a cow is
> pregnant just by looking at her or
> do you have to do an internal exam
> to know?

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Anonymous

Just tickle them right then hold a big bucket and it'll work!! Also, there is a progesterone test, but it is only effective when she is due to cycle. I can often tell if a cow is pregnant because she has a "happy vulva" but I'm confirming everything with palpation. I haven't been wrong yet, but I'm sure it'll happen soon!! The best test is palpation!
 
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Anonymous

> I can often tell if
> a cow is pregnant because she has
> a "happy vulva"

"Happy vulva", huh? Do I DARE to ask for a more in-depth explanation?

Ann B
 
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Anonymous

> Just tickle them right then hold a
> big bucket and it'll work!! Also,
> there is a progesterone test, but
> it is only effective when she is
> due to cycle. I can often tell if
> a cow is pregnant because she has
> a "happy vulva" but I'm
> confirming everything with
> palpation. I haven't been wrong
> yet, but I'm sure it'll happen
> soon!! The best test is palpation! yes it will work

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