Fertility Control Program

The Three Rivers Veterinary Group fertility control program covers the following areas:

  • Post calving period. All cows are checked post calving to ensure that there is no uterine infection, cystic ovaries or post calving damage which might affect fertility.
  • Oestrus detection target period of 42 days post calving. Any cows not observed in oestrus by day 42 post calving are examined and treated to get them cycling again.
  • Early detection of anoestrus cows with the use of target dates (i.e. those cows which cycle once post calving and then go quiet).
  • Early pregnancy and non pregnancy detection. We are able to perform early pregnancy diagnosis by ultrasound from day 28 and manual pregnancy diagnosis from day 35.
  • Monitoring of Body condition scores. This is routinely done in conjunction with Interherd to provide feedback to the nutritionist regarding dietary balance.
  • Metabolic profiles taken at an early stage of lactation in conjunction with samples from cows about to calve and mid lactation cows provides valuable information about the state of the cows with regard to energy and protein balance and allows for alterations in the ration in time to affect fertility performance.
  • Regular monitoring of Interherd and Herd Companion information in conjunction with the farm record to ensure a quick response to any problems.
  • Monitoring of bulk milk samples for disease e.g.:
  • Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD)
  • Leptospira hardjo
  • Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)
  • Liver Fluke
  • Gastro-intestinal worms