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A Sterile Cow

Categories: Diseases of Animals

I have a very fine Jersey cow. I have had her to the bull every month,

and can't get her with calf.

In an isolated case of this kind there is probably some disease of the

generative organs or some condition whereby the impregnation cannot

occur even when the animal is bred. The ovaries may be cystic; there may

be chronic inflammation of the womb and possibly the mouth of the womb

was injured at last calf birth and the scar prevents its admitting the

fertilizing cells. If possible, a veterinarian should make a careful

examination of this cow in order to determine what the trouble is.

However, this treatment may be tried: About the time of coming in heat,

give the cow a large dose of glaubers salts (one pound) and the nux

vomica and iron treatment advised for "Barren Heifers" in another

paragraph. Before breeding the cow, apply a little extract of belladonna

and glycerine to the mouth of the womb and breed a few hours after.