Cows Heat Stressed After Breeding May Have Unseen Pregnancy Losses

Cows Heat Stressed After Breeding May Have Unseen Pregnancy Losses

Duane Dailey

Farms.com

Prolonged heat stress this year may bring a smaller calf crop next year. Herd owners are seeing cows known to be pregnant coming back into heat to be rebred. Pregnancy losses are due to several reasons, says Scott Poock, University of Missouri Extension veterinarian. “The first is increased internal temperature of the cow.”

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