On-farm pregnancy diagnosis options

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Dairy producers have options for pregnancy diagnosis, Matt Lucy, University of Missouri dairy reproduction specialist reminded audiences at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council’s 2011 Annual Meeting. For example, the traditional method of manual palpation is widely practiced. In some areas, ultrasound is performed so that more information is collected and pregnancies are detected sooner after insemination.

The use of blood pregnancy tests to measure pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) is also a viable option for pregnancy diagnosis that can be used after the fourth week of pregnancy. Johan Vosloo of Country Dairy, New Era, Mich., shared his on-farm experiences with using these tests. The PAG tests are based on well-understood physiology, and are commercially available from at least three suppliers at competitive prices. 

An appropriate method for pregnancy diagnosis depends on the objectives of the reproductive program and considerations that are unique to each individual farm.

Source: August 2012 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Newsletter



Comments (1) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left

Dr .Abdulsalam shahin    
Nadec . Soudi Arbia  |  March, 11, 2014 at 04:06 AM

Ultrasond very easy sooner method for detect pregnancy in large modern dairies and resynch cows againe so shorter interval between insemination and improve prenancy rate


6D Series

John Deere offers four models in its economical 6D Series Tractor lineup: the 105 horsepower 6105D, 115 horsepower 6115D; 130 ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

)
Feedback Form
Leads to Insight