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Milk Pregnancy Test

The Easiest Way to Detect Empty Cows throughout Gestation

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. AI records must be known by Munster Bovine and be accurate.

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're posted out to you.




*.) De Vries et al, Economics of improved reproductive performance in dairy cattle (Publication AN 156, Gainesville FL, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Science; 2005

Your Benefits

28 days post-breeding

Saving money 

Accurate results 

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 don’t have to wait 2 weeks or more for pregnancy checks to find empty cows, you can save a lot of money.

Less handling of animals

Improving reproductive performance

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.

Empty cow detection throughout gestation


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, breeding companies work together. 



Tests performed worldwide

Test options

Reproductive performance improves when farmers, veterinarians and breeding companies work together to identify open animals throughout gestation and to take appropriate action.

Early Test: From 28 days post AI

Pre dry-off:Late gestation

Confirmation Test:70-110 days

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

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

Rebreed empty cows while still economically viable.

For more information call today on 022 43 228, or ask your milk recorder. Alternatively, you can leave your contact details here and we will be in touch with you.


Through Milk Recording samples



No extra work or handling of cows

>98% accuracy

Developed by IDEXX, a world leader in veterinary diagnostics, milk pregnancy tests have been performed more than 44 million times since 2010. Milk testing is trusted by tens of thousands of farmers around the world. 

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