I can’t decide if I should go hide in a hole somewhere or celebrate. First and foremost – our sweet, awesome jersey cow, Faith, is bred & will be a mommy again. We have been trying to breed her since last spring, and this is incredible news.
The reason I am considering hiding in a hole is because she several months bred and we had NO IDEA. We have been faithfully using BoviPreg to indicate pregnancy. The simple to use pregnancy tests are supposedly 96.9% accurate.
Well, in our experience they have been inaccurate. I have used 8 of the tests at different intervals during the past several months and NONE of them have indicated pregnancy. They have all shown a negative result.
This has been another great learning opportunity for our homestead. We will no longer be using the cow-side pregnancy tests. We will be calling our vet to come by in the future. It may be more expensive, but I’d rather pay a bit more and know if my cow is pregnant.
The vet visits can be less painful on the pocket book by preparing a line up of animals to be serviced while the vet is out.
Today while our vet was here he:
- Performed an exam and ultrasound on Faith our jersey cow
- Vaccinated our calf
- Examined, vaccinated & de-wormed our new cat
We have baked cup-cakes, blown up balloons, and hung the party streamers. It’s a celebration in our home. The cow is bred!
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