Cattle may be scanned for pregnancy from five weeks (35 days) after the bull is removed. Cows are tested using a Repro-Scan ultrasound unit by inserting a probe rectally.
The pregnancy is seen rather than having to be felt for.
The ultrasound probe is inserted via a special arm being 50mm (2”) at the widest point; being much less invasive.
Using the ultrasound is generally faster than manual pregnancy testing.
Pregnant or Empty only
Cows may be scanned for pregnancy from five weeks (35 days) after the bull is removed to full term.
A calf foetus may be accurately aged, to within 5 to 10 days, from five weeks (35 days) to fifteen weeks (110 days) after the bull is removed.
It is preferable but not essential that cows are either yarded or kept in a bare holding paddock the night before for ease of handling when scanning occurs.
All equipment used is washed and disinfected via a self-contained wash-down unit upon completion of each job to prevent disease transfer between properties.
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