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Pregnancy testing cows: too expensive not to do

Do you think pregnancy testing is expensive? If so, odds are that you haven’t really thought about why you do it in the first place! Profitable production systems sail close to the wind. They strive to capitalise on all of their resources. Pregnancy diagnosis isn’t just about measuring the success of your bulls, predicting your …

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BVDV – why you should screen heifers for antibodies

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV or Pestivirus) is very common in Australian cattle herds with around 90% of herds showing evidence of past infection. BVDV is capable of causing 25-50% production losses in recently infected herds and can decimate pregnancy rates. When cattle are infected with BVDV in the first month of pregnancy, it is …

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Calving cows – what’s normal, and when to intervene?

It is important to understand the normal calving process in order to know when to intervene. The normal calving process is divided into 3 stages of labour, as follows: Stage 1 – Soft tissues of the birth canal, including cervix and vulva, dilate in preparation for calving. Signs typically seen when a cow enters stage …

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Preg Test Early to get the most ‘bang’ for your buck.

Once again we are in preg testing season. Make sure to get in early this year to get the most out of your investment. Our ultrasound machine, and the highly trained operator can ACCURATELY determine pregnancies from about 30 days post breeding. This means that the best time to book in Preg testing is about …

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