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How to Detect Silent Heat?

19 Mar 2019   |    Silent Heat, Undisplayed Heat, Silent Heat, Pedometer, M2Moo Heat Detection

How to Detect Silent Heat?

Silent Heat is the greatest common problem of all dairy herds.When a cow is in heat, its activity increases and they mount each other or mucus discharge hangs from the vulva. However, not all cows exhibit all these signs and behaviors. When cows are in heat and ready to get inseminated but show no observable signs, it is called silent heat.

The common question of almost anyone: Why do my cows not express any observable signs of heat? Why has it not reached heat although the cycle has been completed? As a matter of fact, the question that needs to be asked here is whether the cow actually has cyclic activity. If your cattle express no external sign, you can easily miss heat.

Why Do You Miss Heat Period of your Cow?

If a rancher cannot track heat symptoms in one way or another, despite giving full attention to his work at his best, this usually points to a problem in absolute presence.To what extent can we be sure when saying no exhibited heat signs? Your cow may in fact have displayed heat but this being ignored for the following reasons:

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Why Do You Miss Heat Period of your Cow?

If a rancher cannot track heat symptoms in one way or another, despite giving full attention to his work at his best, this usually points to a problem in absolute presence.To what extent can we be sure when saying no exhibited heat signs? Your cow may in fact have displayed heat but this being ignored for the following reasons:

Can cattle be seen in heat at night while you are asleep?

According to a study performed on estrous times of cows, the rate of observing heat between 11 o’clock at night and 4 o’clock in the next morning appears to be approximately 27%.

Can it has silent heat?

In such case, no vulvar mucus discharge is observed. No mounting behaviour is observed, or no other animals tend to mount on animals in heat state.

Is it possible that weather temperature affects heat?

Particularly in some places where the weather is hot, detecting heat becomes gradually harder In some cows may even be observed estrus behavior never.

Is cattle housed in tie-stall or stanchion barns?

Any housing arrangement that allows cattle to interact throughout the day provides more opportunity for mounting and standing behavior to be expressed. Cattle housed in tie-stall or stanchion barns must be turned out in order for this behavior to be expressed.

 

How To Track Sub Estrus/Silent Heat?

The easiest way to solve silent heat is the Heat Detection System offered by MilkingCloud and M2Moo Heat Detection. It is a known fact that this is no longer a problem thanks to the Pedometers attached to the necks of cattle.

Pedometers yield great levels of success in detecting silent heat since they are capable of detecting even the slightest move.

We recommend that Pedometers up to one-fourth of total animal count be procured, especially at farms where silent heat is more frequently observed, and predominantly troubled animals tracked with these devices. Thanks to this system, the detection rate of animals in heat is kept at maximum level, which cuts your operational loss down to a minimum.blog_b=BLOG

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