is this normal?

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Well-known member
Apr 28, 2007
Recently I sent my yearling heifer too another facility for breeding. She's only been back for a few days and I've noticed that she is having a very thick cloudy discharge. I'm not sure if this is means she is bred or if it could be an infection of some kind because this is my first time to ever deal with this. What makes me think their may be a problem is that when she tries to urinate, she arches her back and seems to be having to strain.
There's no fever, she's not swollen. She's not off of her feed and she's playful as ever, so I'm not really sure what's going on.
It could be normal, but I just wanted to make sure because I'm a little inexperienced :-\


Well-known member
Jan 29, 2007
SJ13 - good observer you are! A person needs to know their cattle and know what is normal and what is not normal. I assume she was bull bred? When did she go how long was she with the bull? (or put a different way what is the maximum she would be pregnant, ie if she was with the bull 4 mo ago she could be maximally 4 months pregnant)

Thick cloudy discharge - usually not normal - cloudy usually means infection or inflammation

Straining and arching back to urinate - not normal

Need more info but you might consider having the vet look at her...good luck