Cow making bullish sounds

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by Beststash, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Beststash

    Beststash Well-Known Member

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    I have an older cow (15 year old) longhorn cow that has been making bullish sounds lately - she will walk the fix making that low-growling similar to how a bull does when their is another bull close-by. Has anyone ever heard of this??
     
  2. wr

    wr Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    In longhorn years, the old gal isn't that old. When was the last time she calved and how long have you had her? Is she have a bit of a more pronounced hump. Sometimes if the old gals miss a calf or two or lose a couple calves in their senior years, their hormones change.
     

  3. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'v seen cows bulling all my life, but they didn't sound like a bull. Don't suppose she has heart burn?
     
  4. george darby

    george darby Well-Known Member

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    ovarian cyst causes hormone changes have a vet look at her i would say it is time to ship her to market /or butcher her yourself.. when they get like that they become as dangeriouse or more so than an actual bull think of her as having a very bad case of PMS