Milk pregnancy testing

Test for pregnancy just 28 days after mating with our milk pregnancy test.

Benefits of milk pregnancy testing

Milk pregnancy testing is a convenient, non-invasive method for pregnancy diagnosis using your herd test samples.

How milk pregnancy testing works

We use milk samples from a routine herd test to detect pregnancy-associated proteins called glycoproteins. These proteins are produced by the placenta and can be detected 28 days after conception.

Two options available

  1. Whole herd — test all your animals.
  2. Partial herd — test a selected group of animals (minimum 25). 

Results

You’ll get the results by email up to 7 working days from receipt into the animal health lab, which is usually after you get the lab strip from your herd-test. They’re also automatically updated to MINDA Live.  

There are three possible results:

  1. Pregnant.
  2. No pregnancy detected.
  3. Re-check — when we can’t confirm whether a cow is pregnant or not.

Ask your vet to diagnose animals in the re-check category. 

False positives

False positive results are possible in animals that have recently aborted. This is because it takes at least two weeks for pregnancy protein levels to drop. 

When to test

Book a milk pregnancy test at least 28 days after your herd’s final mating. You must tell us your final mating date (including natural mating bulls) when you book the test.

Milk pregnancy testing prices

Milk pregnancy testing

Herd test milk samples are utilised to detect pregnancy-associated glycoproteins produced by the placenta. This test can detect pregnancy 28 days after mating.

Test

Sample type

Result turnaround time

Price* excl GST

Test Milk pregnancy testing (All animals included at herd test. Additional fees apply for partial herds*)

Sample type Herd test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days from receipt into the animal health lab

Price* excl GST $2.99

* Per sample, plus the cost of herd testing. An administration fee of $49.95 (GST excl.) applies for partial herd pregnancy testing. Test price is per sample, herd testing fees additional.

Book a milk pregnancy test

Get non-invasive, convenient pregnancy testing.

Email the Animal Health team

Or contact our Animal Health Advisors team on 0800 436 362 once you have a herd testing date. 

Book a milk pregnancy test

Get non-invasive, convenient pregnancy testing.

Email the Animal Health team

Or contact our Animal Health Advisors team on 0800 436 362 once you have a herd testing date.