When to Lute heifer

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Re: When to Lute heifer

Postby MRRherefords » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:32 am

I will diffidently check first to see if she is pregnant as I am not one to throw around abortion meds just because.
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Re: When to Lute heifer

Postby skeeter swatter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:33 am

Supa Dexta wrote:See is she's bred and leave her alone if she is.

Most people are outraged about abortion in humans, but have no problem knocking one out of a cow just because they feel like it.


I really find this to be a very poor comparison.
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Re: When to Lute heifer

Postby Supa Dexta » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:24 am

If she's bred god put that calf there for a reason. Seems you know better than god.
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Re: When to Lute heifer

Postby NEFarmwife » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:14 pm

Supa Dexta wrote:If she's bred god put that calf there for a reason. Seems you know better than god.


Aren’t we all playing God, by AI’ing, intervening when calf doesn’t present well, giving them shots for better herd health, setting up heats, etc...?

I’d still let her calve and focus on her health/nutrition. I’ve seen some bad bulls but vast difference between a bad bull and a train wreck.
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Re: When to Lute heifer

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:05 am

MRRherefords wrote:I will diffidently check first to see if she is pregnant as I am not one to throw around abortion meds just because.


I wouldn't be afraid to use prostaglandin (abortion meds as you put it), it is a pretty harmless drug that will shorten the oestrus cycle by breaking down the corpus luteum prematurely which then lets the body do its own thing by coming into oestrus, not that I recommend you use it in this situation.

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Re: When to Lute heifer

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:44 am

Be sure to wait 7 -10 days after exposure to the bull. It does work after about 4 months and it doesn't work 7-10 pregnant.
This is livestock management - not people abortions.
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Re: When to Lute heifer

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:47 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Be sure to wait 7 -10 days after exposure to the bull. It does work after about 4 months and it doesn't work 7-10 pregnant.
This is livestock management - not people abortions.


Yes after 4 months you run the risk of getting some retained membranes and may need a couple of cycles for them to clean up.

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