Guide to Bovine Reproduction

There's a lot of good information to be found over at the Visual Guide to Bovine Reproduction. For instance,

Estrus detection: "The cow that stands to be mounted is the cow in heat. Cows are bisexual, hence may be mounted by a bull or another cow. Standing to be mounted is the gold standard of estrus detection."

And also:

Cow Eating Placenta: "It is not uncommon for a cow to eat her fetal membranes. This may cause digestive problems. It is an old-wives tale that the fetal membranes contain hormones that will benefit uterine involution. Some believe that it is the instinct of the cow "remove the evidence" to discourage predators."

What I find strange is the design of the site. For some reason, you don't really expect a guide to bovine reproduction to have fancy scrolling menus.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 29, 2008
     Category: Animals





Comments
Well put together site. The scrolly thing on the left is nice.
But some of the pics are a bit "icky", such as the cow vagina.
Posted by AGFH on 12/29/08 at 08:30 AM
Cattlemax, cattle management software?

You know, it's funny. You see an industry from the outside and think, huh, okay seems simple enough. Then you take a peek inside and realize that you know almost nothing about the subject.

It appears I know very little about the cattle industry.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/29/08 at 08:39 AM
Kingmonkey, there's a rumor going around that you know more about bovine reproduction than you're letting on.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 12/29/08 at 11:28 AM
Is it just me, or are the Belgian Blue breed terrifying? I don't want my dinner to look like its on steroids.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 12/29/08 at 12:16 PM
Aaah, memories of my college days coming back to me. I saw way too many cow backsides in those days!
(I finaally have time to read WU for the first time in 2 months, wooohoo!)
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 12/29/08 at 12:30 PM
Welcome back Jules!
Posted by Matt in Florida on 12/29/08 at 12:37 PM
BikerPuppy, there is a surprising amount of moolah to be made in cow porn. I never knew that beefore, but now I'm milking it for all it's worth.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/29/08 at 01:47 PM
very cool dr. cornwell. thanks for the post. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/12/09 at 04:39 PM
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