Oestrus Detection in Cows

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  • Oestrus Detection
    • Physical Signs
      • Dirty Flanks
      • Mounting
      • Mucus
      • Bulling String
      • Blood on Tail
      • Rubbed Tail
      • Swollen Vagina
    • Behavioural Signs
      • On Heat
      • Noisy
      • Stand to be Ridden
      • Not Eating
      • Restless
      • Humping Head
      • Bunting
      • Chin Resting
      • Sniffing
      • Licking
    • Observation
      • 3x a Day for 20 mins each.
      • especially evenings as it will be a long time gap.
    • Record Keeping
      • The farmer should know roughly when the cow comes into oestrus.
    • Presence of Bull
      • bull pen positioned close to females.
      • females stand close by.
      • farms with no bull use AI,
    • Pedometers
      • activity in the cow increases
    • Oestrus Control
      • Prostaglandin (F2a) can be used to brong a cow on heat.
    • Mount Detector/Tail Paint
      • placed of back of cow
      • heat detector changes colour
      • paint bubbles will burst when mounted
      • issues with walls and fences

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