Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM

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Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM

Postby Mohamed Marey » Mon May 22, 2017 3:21 am

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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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Re: Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM

Postby jkwilson » Mon May 22, 2017 6:29 am

Some molds that grow on grain can cause udder development in open heifers.
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Re: Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM

Postby Mohamed Marey » Mon May 22, 2017 12:31 pm

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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Postby Nesikep » Mon May 22, 2017 12:40 pm

I would hazard a guess that's she's 8 months along, not 3 months
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Re: Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM

Postby TexasBred » Mon May 22, 2017 1:42 pm

Mohamed Marey wrote:Image

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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Re: Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM

Postby Mohamed Marey » Mon May 22, 2017 3:01 pm

Corn silage, alpha hay, SBM, ground yellow corn
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Postby TexasBred » Mon May 22, 2017 4:01 pm

Mohamed Marey wrote: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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Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Mon May 22, 2017 9:40 pm

Clover can cause this. But sounds like they are not getting clover either.
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Re: Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM

Postby Koffi Babone » Tue May 23, 2017 6:38 pm

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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