An aborted calf is a calf that is born prior to full term. Since the calf was not actually born live, no calf record should be created for this animal. However, the cow’s current breeding status will still show as Bred or Exposed until you do one of two things:

Option 1 (recommended) – Record an Observation Pregnancy Check with result of Open

  • Go to the cow’s record
  • Click the Breeding tab
  • Click New Pregnancy Check
  • Enter the date the cow aborted as the Check Date, Result of Open, and Check Method as observation. You may also want to record any notes in the Comments box

Option 2 – Archive the breeding

  • Go to the cow’s record
  • Click the Breeding tab
  • Move your mouse over the breeding record(s) that refer to this cow’s pregnancy and click Edit
  • Check the Archived checkbox

Option 1 is recommended because it helps detail why the cow’s breeding did not result in a live calf. However, if you do not want to create a Pregnancy Check, then you can choose Option 2.