September 5, 2017 at 3:32 p.m.
AgSource and Genex offer DG29 Bovine pregnancy tests
SHAWANO, Wis. - AgSource Cooperative Services and Genex Cooperative, Inc. are now offering dairy and beef producers a new option in bovine pregnancy diagnosis. DG29, developed by Conception Animal Reproduction Technologies of Quebec, is an easy-to-use bovine blood pregnancy test where blood samples are drawn from cattle on the farm or ranch, forwarded to a certified laboratory, and pregnancy diagnosis results are returned to the farm quickly and accurately. The DG29 test analysis, conducted at AgSource Laboratories in Menomonie, Wis., utilizes ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) technology to detect a specific pregnancy-related protein within the bovine's blood sample. Based on the presence or lack of presence of the pregnancy-related protein, positive (pregnant) or negative (open) results are reported. DG29 has been shown to be over 99 percent accurate according to research published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal. For best results, the test should be conducted on cows or heifers 29 days or more post breeding. Cows must also be at least 90 days post calving before blood samples are collected. AgSource and Genex offer dairy and beef producers two DG29 pregnancy test purchasing options - the complete test kit or individual kit items. The complete kit includes the required red-topped blood tubes, disposable needles, needle holder, hazardous material shipping containers and the test analysis. DG29 test kits and kit items can be purchased by contacting your local AgSource or Genex representative. They may also be purchased by contacting AgSource at 800-236-0097, contacting Genex customer service at 888-333-1783, or ordering online through the Genex Profit Shop at http://profitshop.crinet.com . For more information, visit www.crinet.com .[[In-content Ad]]