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I want to teach myself how to preg check my cows using the rectun method. I would like to view a diagram so I know what I am feeling and what to look for. Are their any sites that I can go to and find some info.

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Most of the major semen companies put on AI & preg checking schools on a regular basis. You might check and see if there is one in your area. Also, some colleges put have AI & preg checking classes. Or check with your county extension agent and see if they know of one in your area. You need some hands-on practice, not just pictures. Good luck...

> I want to teach myself how to preg
> check my cows using the rectun
> method. I would like to view a
> diagram so I know what I am
> feeling and what to look for. Are
> their any sites that I can go to
> and find some info.

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bruce.. i struggled with this for a while.. i have a small herd, and it was not cost/time effective for me to haul my animals to the vet or to get him out when i wanted to check them so i was determined to learn how myself. i called everyone i could think of.. county agents, vets, etc trying to get info. i finally got some literature which helped me to understand what i was supposed to be checking for, but i tell you .. you must have hands on experience. ai schools are probably great, but around here they were 3 days, expensive, and offered during the week, and therefore not appealing.. (i have to work to support my cattle habit, lol)

finally i talked to one of the vets in the animal science dept at a local university. he had lined up with one of his students to go to their farm and teach them how to check cows. he let me go.. i had checked several, but it was worth a 100 palpations or more just to have him there and be able to ask questions.. he would check one, then let me go in and he helped me to know much much better what i was doing. now i feel comfortable checking my own, and check for some others in my area.

i said alot, to say this... get some literature (try a local university or ag extension agent).. what i had came from texas a&m (about 20 pages).. read it thoroughly, more than once or twice if necessary. then find someone who will check them with you to help you know what you are doing. and remember,, it takes practice and determination to get good at it, and you will learn more as you go.

hope this helps,

gene

> I want to teach myself how to preg
> check my cows using the rectun
> method. I would like to view a
> diagram so I know what I am
> feeling and what to look for. Are
> their any sites that I can go to
> and find some info.

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But, remember - even a vet can abort a pregnancy by palpating a cow. Jeanne
> bruce.. i struggled with this for
> a while.. i have a small herd, and
> it was not cost/time effective for
> me to haul my animals to the vet
> or to get him out when i wanted to
> check them so i was determined to
> learn how myself. i called
> everyone i could think of.. county
> agents, vets, etc trying to get
> info. i finally got some
> literature which helped me to
> understand what i was supposed to
> be checking for, but i tell you ..
> you must have hands on experience.
> ai schools are probably great, but
> around here they were 3 days,
> expensive, and offered during the
> week, and therefore not
> appealing.. (i have to work to
> support my cattle habit, lol)

> finally i talked to one of the
> vets in the animal science dept at
> a local university. he had lined
> up with one of his students to go
> to their farm and teach them how
> to check cows. he let me go.. i
> had checked several, but it was
> worth a 100 palpations or more
> just to have him there and be able
> to ask questions.. he would check
> one, then let me go in and he
> helped me to know much much better
> what i was doing. now i feel
> comfortable checking my own, and
> check for some others in my area.

> i said alot, to say this... get
> some literature (try a local
> university or ag extension
> agent).. what i had came from
> texas a&m (about 20 pages).. read
> it thoroughly, more than once or
> twice if necessary. then find
> someone who will check them with
> you to help you know what you are
> doing. and remember,, it takes
> practice and determination to get
> good at it, and you will learn
> more as you go.

> hope this helps,

> gene

Simme Valley in NY
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