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dairyinwi October 4th, 2009 16:03

System to test progesterone??
 
Has anyone heard of eprocheck? I heard that this is a machine that tests for progesterone in milk? I'd like to get to see this system in action before purchasing. Does anyone have experience with it?
http://www.minitube.com/PDFs/Bovine/eprocheck.pdf

joncowcare December 30th, 2009 19:20

Try this
 
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Originally Posted by dairyinwi
Has anyone heard of eprocheck? I heard that this is a machine that tests for progesterone in milk? I'd like to get to see this system in action before purchasing. Does anyone have experience with it?
http://www.minitube.com/PDFs/Bovine/eprocheck.pdf


Hi dairyinwi,
Before spending big money you might like to consider the Ridgeway Target kit which I think is about £50 for 20 cows, it's a method which I've seen used with varying results.
What is it you are trying to check, cysts, confirm heat or pregnancy ?
I found that after doing an AI course and with some training from a friendly vet I was able to get good results myself by doing an anal exam.
Of course at first I was rubbish but as I gained experience and confidence I managed to achieve a 88% PD success rate and have saved a fortune in vet or check kits since.
Many different ones exist and they all claim to be perfect but the only real way is to do a rectal I'm sorry to say.
Good luck whatever you decide !
Jon


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