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JeffK-MN

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I just 2 heifers sale barn. They ware preg. tested and ware 7 mouths along.
That was 11/2 mouths ago.
They both have started to bag up and the vulva has swollen some.
I know the preg. test is a guess. But one day the bag looks bigger the next it is smaller is this normal for heifers? Thanks for info Jeff
 

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No, it's not normal unless they're being nursed. Even if you don't have any other calves around, I busted a bred heifer sucking on another bred heifer earlier this year. Ewee! Separated them and the one that was sucked calved that night.
 

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OK, they were ESTIMATED to be 7 months bred, and this is 1 1/2 months later - so 8.5 mo. pregnant. Did I read that right? If they are bagging up, I would say that was a good estimate.
I will differ with TCR a little. A heifer may get a really hard looking bag, then it will soften due to stretching. If the bag is flattened, well, your guess is probably most likely correct - a heifer is sucking another one.
 
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Thanks They have been keep alone tell I get them up to date on the vac.
I thought it might be that the bags were just forming. But it is great to have people just to ask.
Thanks again Jeff
 
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One of the heifers just had a calf a nice bull.
She had a little trouble but thanks to all the things I learned here I was able to help her out. And all is great mom and baby are fine.
Thanks Jeff
 

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