Miss Moo miscarried :(

We had our vet out today and found out Miss Moo (our Guernsey cow "Eclipse" for those who may not know) WAS pregnant but lost her calf. :(

A little over a week ago we had an "episode" and she had a discharge, not bloody, but indicative she could have miscarried. Today when Dr. M checked her, she only had two thirds the fluid she should have and Dr. M could not feel the calf. We were prepared, but it is still disappointing. She should absorb (such an awful way to describe it) the calf in the next 10-14 days and go back into her heat cycle at which time we will try to AI (artificially inseminate her) again. The vet suggested we switch bull semen and instead of trying for a pure bred Guernsey to try for a cross breed. So we are going to try our friend's Dutch Belted (otherwise known as Oreo cookie cows black with a big white strip in the middle of their bellies) and see if the third time works.

Miss Moo is finally up to her normal body condition after coming to us last April extremely underweight so the vet was impressed again by her weight gain. At his last visit he said she needed another 100-200 lbs. Hopefully it will help her conceive. We will be upping her minerals too. He said she isn't a "fertile Myrtle". Even if she isn't we would never get rid of her. She's a pet, as well as a food source.

Here's to hoping for a fall calf!

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
01/21/14
8Theresa Gould
Thank you,KEINYADDIA ENMUND, we appreciate it. We've been trying since August to breed her but not with much success, obviously.
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    01/23/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I am not sure if the kids have really clued into it. It certainly isn't affecting them in a negative way, thankfully.
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      01/23/14
      8Theresa Gould
      We are very curious as to what the calf will look like. There are not very many images available on Google for Guernsey/Dutch Belted cross. It should be interesting!
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        01/23/14
        So sorry to hear :( Sad. Poor Miss Moo <3
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          01/23/14
          8Theresa Gould
          Miss Moo seems to be just fine. She's never exhibited any odd behavior or anything. She's so motherly with all the animals, except for Blaze our 30 year old horse (he's a brat sometimes to her so she has a love-hate thing going on for him!). She deserves to be a mommy again. Her previous owner had her for 8 months and did not have her bred so it's going on two years since she's calved and she still gives us over a gallon of milk with once a day milking! We just love her!
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