Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM

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Mohamed Marey

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13 months old underbreeding heifer shows abnormal development and enlargement of all udder quarters and teats.
When stripping her, a yellow watery milk is secreted.
Now she is 3 months pregnant at 16 months old.
What is the cause of this phenomenon and how to deal with it ?
There are 2 other underbreeding heifers showing this udder development but without teats enlargement.
Please help.
Thanks.
 
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Mohamed Marey

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Thanks for reply.
Yes, I'very told that some mycotoxins in yellow corn bad quality silage have estrogenic effects on heifers like udder development and musculinization.
I already use chemical and biological anti-toxins as feed additives.
Could this heifer return to normal ??
And will that affect udder function and milk production after calving ??
 

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Mohamed Marey":1c5o1ywe said:


13 months old underbreeding heifer shows abnormal development and enlargement of all udder quarters and teats.
When stripping her, a yellow watery milk is secreted.
Now she is 3 months pregnant at 16 months old.
What is the cause of this phenomenon and how to deal with it ?
There are 2 other underbreeding heifers showing this udder development but without teats enlargement.
Please help.
Thanks.
What type feeding program do you have her and the other heifers on?
 

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Mohamed Marey":3ijwnwvi said:
Corn silage, alpha hay, SBM, ground yellow corn
If these are non lactating first calf heifers you may just be giving them more groceries than they really need especially if only short bred
 

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Are you sure of your breeding dates?
Is there a bull among your heifers or do you use AI?
I would get that heifer preg checked to guesstimate how far along she is or you could do an ultra sound.
3 months along = about size of a rat
4 months along = about size of a cat
5 months along = about size of a large cat
6 month = about size of a beagle dog

http://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/ans3319/lab_ ... rectal.pdf
 

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