Milk Pregnancy Testing

The Easiest Way to Detect Empty Cows throughout Gestation. >98% accuracy  Developed by IDEXX, a world leader in veterinary diagnostics, milk pregnancy tests have been performed more than 38 million times since 2010. Milk testing is trusted by tens of thousands of farmers around the world. 

Milk pregnancy testing is trusted by tens of thousands of farmers around the world.

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How it works

Sample collection 

Inform your milk recorder before milking commences, which cows you would like to be tested for pregnancy using the milk pregnancy test. 

Milk samples are then collected and transported to your laboratory. 


As part of routine milk control, your samples can be tested for pregnancy specific proteins (PAG's), indicating if a cow is pregnant or not. 


Trusted ELISA technology provides accurate results of 98.7% on par with palpation and ultrasound. 


When results are ready, they are posted out to you. 

Your Benefits

The test detects a highly specific marker of pregnancy: pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs). Unlike progesterone levels that fluctuate naturally during a cycle, PAGs are only produced in the presence of an embryo or fetus. 

Research determined that the cost of 1 empty cow alone is approximately 5 euro per day. Therefore, if you do not have to wait 2 weeks or more for pregnancy checks to find empty cows, you can save a lot of money. 

The test can easily be implemented in your routine milk recording offered by your own lab. That means less handling and no extra stress for your animals. 

Early identification of empty cows allows for early rebreeding, which assists in improving reproductive performance. 

With the IDEXX Milk Pregnancy Test, empty cows can be detected throughout gestation as soon as 28 days after breeding. 

Reproductive efficiency improves when producers, veterinarians, and breeding companies work together.  

Milk Pregnancy Testing options

Early detection of cows assists in early rebreeding. 10-12% of cows have embryonic loss between 25-60 days post AI. 

Rebreed empty cows while still economically viable. 

Prevent treatment cost of empty cows and pregnant cows from being slaughtered. 

For more information call today on 022 43 228 or ask your Munster Bovine Milk Recorder. 

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