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Table 3 Guideline physical characteristics of foetuses in the last two trimesters of gestation

From: Investigation of bovine abortion and stillbirth/perinatal mortality - similar diagnostic challenges, different approaches

Month of gestation Body weight (kg) sCRLa (cm) Pilosity (trunk/abdomen) Teeth eruption (incisors)
6 5 50 Extremities only Not erupted
7 15 70 Light hair coat Partially erupted
8 30 90 Full hair coat Partially or fully erupted
9 35 95 Full hair coat Fully erupted
  1. asCRL = straight crown-rump length
  2. Source: Teagasc research, Irish dairy herds