My cow has some sort of vaginal discharge today. I've never seen it on this particular cow before. It was clear and the consistency of snot. She was AIed while in heat on April 9. It would be too soon for her to be in heat again if she didn't settle, right? Any idea what it could be? I hope it's a great sign that means YES she is pregnant.
clear discharge usually indicates a cow coming into heat, she'd be 10 days off from her next heat sometimes a strong follicular wave can cause a short cycle, i would watch her close. alot of pregnancy discharge is more opaque then clear and there usually isn't a lot of discharge in a pregnant cow.
Post by paradisesprings on Jan 7, 2012 17:53:19 GMT -5
I get discharges of snot-textured goo anywhere after 5 or 6 months in on most of my cows. It can be clear or opaque. It's intermittent and rare in the 2nd trimester but increases in frequency as we get towards calving. About 1 to three days before they calve, they let out a long trail of goo that I have heard called the 'plug.' My thoughts are that you're pregnant and due soon. Well, you're cow is, that is.
ps if she didn't settle April 9 you would have seen her come back into heat about 18-21 days later, and again every 18-21 days after that.
My cow is due any day, opque goo coming out. Is this a sign that she will calve soon?
Yes. I look at the udder to tell when calving is close, it will usually be full and taught when they are ready, especially the upper rear of the udder underneath the tail--this is the last part to fill and when it does my cows are on 2 hour watch, meaning I look at her at least once every 2 hours. Loose skin on the udder means you usually have a little time. The teats also 'strut' or are very full and firm at this time too. With this in mind, I've seen exceptions to all of those rules. Aren't cows just a laugh a minute!
It's okay to start a new thread. And no, it's not necessarily a sign of imminent calving unless it's copious. Pictures?
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Post by anneneedscowbell on Jan 7, 2012 21:30:05 GMT -5
I have a mucous factory hereford cross. When she is in heat she is mucousy, and when I had her preg checked she was mucousy the day before so I was sure she was open, but she was like 7.5 months prego. The mucous went away, and then a week ago (ready to calve) it started again. We have been having 40 degree weather and had a cold snap, so I brought her in the barn and after 3 days of mucous it got warm and I let her out. Finally yesterday it got warm again and she had her calf. Her mucous was definitely not a reliable source of info! Ha ha...
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