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23rd April, 2019

14 year old Angus cow with no teeth but still cycling

We got a call to scan a Pedigree Angus cow in Co. Meath. This cow will be 14 years old on the 30th of March. The couple who own the cow could not agree on the future reproductive potential of the cow. Scanning the cow revealed that she was on heat 6 days previously and had an excellent reproductive status. Further examination revealed the cow had no teeth normally this cow would be in deep anoestrus. In reality, this cow was bred for longevity and tolerance of a stressful environment. We devised a program whereby the cow would be prepared to go in calf next April. In conclusion a cow can be fit for breeding and have no teeth, the lady of the house won again.