Unusual- Heat vs. Pregnant ?

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Are thier any ways to tell if a heifer is pregnant when it has only been 24 days since she was AI? My heifer came into estrus 2 days early and was bred by AI she has acted differently since about 5 days after that; she came back into heat today (I think), 3 days late, she was swollen and stood still to be mounted by a steer. The strange thing is he didn't constantly mount her like he would before she was AI. For the most part he acted like she was not in heat at all. She would also mount him about as much as he would mount her but, today I didn't see her mount him at all. She did rest her chin on him like she was going to mount him but did not. The weather here is changing it's very rainy and getting cold I don't know if this affect anything or not. I don't know what to think. I did not have her rebred today because I'm not sure if she is pregnant. Has anybody experianced anything like this? What should I do?

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In all likelyhood she is open. Occasionally a cow will come into heat after she conceives, often enough that ir isn't unheard of, seldom enough that it is unusual. That is the reason that cessation of heat isn't a foolproof method of insuring that a cow is with calf. If/when she comes in again, breed her

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> Are thier any ways to tell if a
> heifer is pregnant when it has
> only been 24 days since she was
> AI? My heifer came into estrus 2
> days early and was bred by AI she
> has acted differently since about
> 5 days after that; she came back
> into heat today (I think), 3 days
> late, she was swollen and stood
> still to be mounted by a steer.
> The strange thing is he didn't
> constantly mount her like he would
> before she was AI. For the most
> part he acted like she was not in
> heat at all. She would also mount
> him about as much as he would
> mount her but, today I didn't see
> her mount him at all. She did rest
> her chin on him like she was going
> to mount him but did not. The
> weather here is changing it's very
> rainy and getting cold I don't
> know if this affect anything or
> not. I don't know what to think. I
> did not have her rebred today
> because I'm not sure if she is
> pregnant. Has anybody experianced
> anything like this? What should I
> do?
 
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> Are thier any ways to tell if a
> heifer is pregnant when it has
> only been 24 days since she was
> AI? My heifer came into estrus 2
> days early and was bred by AI she
> has acted differently since about
> 5 days after that; she came back
> into heat today (I think), 3 days
> late, she was swollen and stood
> still to be mounted by a steer.
> The strange thing is he didn't
> constantly mount her like he would
> before she was AI. For the most
> part he acted like she was not in
> heat at all. She would also mount
> him about as much as he would
> mount her but, today I didn't see
> her mount him at all. She did rest
> her chin on him like she was going
> to mount him but did not. The
> weather here is changing it's very
> rainy and getting cold I don't
> know if this affect anything or
> not. I don't know what to think. I
> did not have her rebred today
> because I'm not sure if she is
> pregnant. Has anybody experianced
> anything like this? What should I
> do?

It is possible she was bred, meaning the egg was fertilized, but the breeding did not take. I believe that I have read the fertilized egg attaches at 8 days. Sounds like she was in heat with actions with the steer. Some heats seem to be stonger than others...Keep watching, I find that "when I think they are", they are in heat. Good Luck.
 
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If she was in heat on the 27th shouldn't she be bleeding today the 30th like she has with every heat prior. She just mounted the steer; she has never done this before unless she was in heat. Its normaly very easy to tell when she is in heat her heats tend to be strong. The steer keeps checking her for estrus. For the most part he acts like she is not in heat. Can anybody shed some light on this odd situation?

> It is possible she was bred,
> meaning the egg was fertilized,
> but the breeding did not take. I
> believe that I have read the
> fertilized egg attaches at 8 days.
> Sounds like she was in heat with
> actions with the steer. Some heats
> seem to be stonger than
> others...Keep watching, I find
> that "when I think they
> are", they are in heat. Good
> Luck.

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Anonymous

Number one, you won't always be able to see the discharges that she may have. Is there another cow in heat around there? That can cause some of them to behave strange. I would just get the vet to preg check her and do away with the doubt.

dunmovin farms

> If she was in heat on the 27th
> shouldn't she be bleeding today
> the 30th like she has with every
> heat prior. She just mounted the
> steer; she has never done this
> before unless she was in heat. Its
> normaly very easy to tell when she
> is in heat her heats tend to be
> strong. The steer keeps checking
> her for estrus. For the most part
> he acts like she is not in heat.
> Can anybody shed some light on
> this odd situation?
 
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Anonymous

She could very well be pregnant --one of my Jerseys is doing about the same thing and she's about 4 months along. At first I really thought she wasn't pregnant and just cycling along with the other one, then I bought one more and the heifer started to cycle -- she's showing signs of heat along with each of them. Then she was palpated last week when I had one of the other Jerseys bred, and she is pregnant.

Ann B
> Number one, you won't always be
> able to see the discharges that
> she may have. Is there another cow
> in heat around there? That can
> cause some of them to behave
> strange. I would just get the vet
> to preg check her and do away with
> the doubt.

> dunmovin farms

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