NORMAL VALUES





RECTAL TEMPERATURE 101.5 TO 104 F
PULSE60 TO 80 BEATS PER MINUTE
RESPIRATIONS15 TO 30 PER MINUTE
PUBERTY6 WEEKS OR OLDER
ESTRUS CYCLE*18 TO 23 DAYS(21 DAYS AVERAGE)
ESTRUM**12 TO 36 HRS(AVERAGE ABOUT 18 HRS)
GESTATION145 TO 153 DAYS
RUMEN CONTRACTIONS1 TO 4 TIMES PER MINUTE

*ESTRUS CYCLE: length of time from one estrum to another


**ESTRUM: standing heat, time when doe will accept buck