About this webinar
Although the milk pregnancy test is used worldwide on millions of cows, until recently it hasn’t been used widely across the UK. In the UK, much of the herd fertility work, including pregnancy diagnosis, is done by the farms’ vet, and for many herds this is based on regular weekly or fortnightly visits. Between 2016 and 2018 NMR and RAFT Solutions Ltd ran a practical field based study on six farms and over 1,000 cows to evaluate if the milk pregnancy test could be integrated with a vet-led fertility programme to improve herd reproductive performance by the early identification of foetal death post pregnancy diagnosis. This webinar will present the findings from the study and show how testing can be used to successfully identify such open cows for rebreeding.
Eamon Watson is veterinary adviser for National Milk Records plc (NMR). Eamon spent time in dairy cattle practice before joining the government’s Veterinary Laboratories Agency. A short spell in research followed, including studies on antimicrobial resistance on dairy farms, before joining NMR.
Rachael Fawkes is a Sales Manager for IDEXX covering the UK and Ireland where she promotes the company’s pregnancy portfolio. Rachael has worked for IDEXX for 2.5 years now. Having worked in the agricultural industry for the past 12 years she brings a wealth of experience to her role.
Jonathan graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1996. He holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Diploma in Cattle Health & Production, is a RCVS recognised specialist in Cattle Health & Production and was named UK Dairy Vet of the year 2015.
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is an American multinational corporation on the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 indices engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of products and services for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, water.
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