My new cow Miss Liz isn't looking very pregnant for a cow that the previous owners said should calve end of July. I'm hoping that they just got the dates wrong. Either way I have a vet coming out on Monday to look at a calf with a hernia. I am planning on having her tested for any diseases when he is out. Do you guys think I should have him preg check her while he is here?
I would get her preg checked to make sure , as cows can loose the pregnancy , Suzanne
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That's how my Swiss girls look a few days before calving, so I think you might still be ok. If her due date was estimated by palpating, it can be off by a lot. And if she's having a bull calf, she could even go a week or so past 290 days! But since you're having the vet out on Monday anyway, yes, of course get her checked. Keep us posted on how she does. Hope you have a beautiful Swiss calf on the ground soon!
Yes, Swiss have a longer gestation than other breeds. I'd say she's pregnant but may have taken on the second cycle. Even with a bull it wouldn't be that difficult to figure within two cycles now that we know its the second one. Always good to have a vet on the clock doing as many things as you need done.
Her vulva looks awfully poofy and she has a full, well developed udder, so I would *think * she is still going to calve. Interested in what the vet has to say.
My first cow we bought bred. The seller said a couple of months. It was actually 5 months but she did finally give me a calf It about killed me with the endless waiting and having no idea of when it would happen.
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claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
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