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Put blood pregnancy tests to work

Published on 01 July 2013

Progressive Cattleman center spread pregnancy tests

Ponga el examen de preñez en sangre a trabajar

Put blood pregnancy tests to work

Blood pregnancy testing is a safe and accurate pregnancy detection tool that offers an alternative to ultrasound and palpation for beef cattle. The test is very accurate in predicting pregnant and non-pregnant animals. If a cow receives a negative test you can be confident in returning her to your breeding program or that you are marketing a truly open or non-pregnant cow.

To use the blood pregnancy test one must know how to efficiently draw blood from an animal. Here’s a look at the steps you should follow when drawing blood from the tail vein. The following steps can also be used to test for Johnes, BVD and other blood-based diagnostic tests. It is also possible to draw blood using a syringe. Blood can be drawn from the jugular in addition to the tail head.

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