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UP conducts validation trial for IDEXX’s new pregnancy test for cows
Ansa Heyl / Tanya Nyathi
Posted on 17 Oct 2014

Improved pregnancy rates among cattle mean greater profitability for dairy and beef farmers. IDEXX, an international company dealing with diagnostic products in animal health, recently approached the University of Pretoria with a request to conduct a project to assist in devising reliable, cost-effective methods for diagnosing pregnancy in cattle. This led to the bovine pregnancy test validation trial, which is being conducted in the South African dairy industry.

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