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.
Benefits of Pregnancy Testing via Ultrasound
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
Pregnancy Testing Options
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
I1Is 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