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Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:10 AM CDT

Question: I am milking a cow that had a clear, stretchy blob of mucus streaming off her tail/rear area. We don't have a bull. Two weeks ago, I bled her and sent it to Rocky Creek Veterinary Service for a progesterone test, and she was 60 days pregnant. Does this ovulatory mucus mean she has slipped a calf? Should I bleed her again and, if so, how long should I wait?

Answer: Certainly the mucus you describe is consistent with a cow that is in heat, but heat does not mean ...

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