ubio quickVET Bovine Pregnancy Spot Assay is a qualitative enzyme immunoassay for the detection of progesterone
in milk in 15-20 minutes.
Accurate diagnosis of pregnancy is of crucial importance in maintaining optimal reproductive performance of cattle and high profitability of dairy farms. It is desirable for the farmer to know as soon as possible if a mated or inseminated cow is not pregnant, so that she can be rebred with the minimum delay. It is most beneficial if non-pregnancy can be detected before the first heat after insemination. Conventional methods that allow early detection of pregnancy are not accurate enough, and reliance on these methods results in a large number of non-pregnant cows assumed to be pregnant and some pregnant cows being inseminated inappropriately, which could abort them. Conventional pregnancy detection methods that are accurate, on the other hand, can be performed only after at least 35 days after insemination, leading to the loss of at least one opportunity to inseminate.
ubio’s quickVET pregnancy detection spot assay provides a perfect tool to detect non-pregnancy in cattle accurately within 21 days. The kit provides 100% detection of non-pregnant cases and allows insemination at the first opportunity. The average savings realised through the use of ubio quickVET test is as high as Rs.1300/- per cow per lactation period (based on Indian data). Moreover, the test can be easily performed within 20 minutes at cow-side without any instrumentation, which makes the tool attractive even for direct use by dairy farmers.
The test employs the well-tested progesterone assay principle to detect pregnancy. It measures progesterone levels in milk or serum (for heifers) using a Rapid ELISA technique. The test should be conducted between 19th and 23rd days after insemination.
ubio’s quickVET pregnancy detection spot assay is designed so that even farmers with less technical expertise can perform the test easily. The veterinarian, technician or the farmer collects and adds milk to the test well. A control buffer is added to the control well. A reagent is then added to the test and control wells. After 20 minutes, a color developing reagent is added to both the wells. The result can be read in 10-15 minutes after this step.
The control well is usually colorless or a very pale blue. A test well that is considerably bluer than the control well indicates a non-pregnant animal with low progesterone level. A test well lighter than or of the same shade as the control well indicates a pregnant animal with higher progesterone concentration. Slightly bluer tinge in the test well when compared to the control well indicates non-pregnant result during approaching or past heat period – in this case, the test timing and heat calculation must be checked, and the test should be repeated if necessary.
ubio quickVET Bovine Pregnancy Spot Assay is available in 1-test and 4-test packs, containing test cassettes, droppers and reagents. A test card can be used for screening one animal once, and it is disposed after use.
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