Calf losses before birth are a frustrating concern

Calf losses before birth are a frustrating concern

Western Livestock Journal

Abortions can be a major concern for cattle producers.

An “abortion” is the discharge of the fetus prior to the end of the normal gestation period, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Many abortions occur within the first 45 days of conception, called early embryonic death, and the embryos or fetuses are so small that they may not be seen.

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