WRS Livestock Scanning Services

Pregnancy Testing of Goats

Using ultrasound scanning technology is a proven, stress-free and accurate method of determining whether does are pregnant, and if so, how many kids they are carrying.

To get the most accurate results we recommend that you scan does within 95-100 days of the date the buck was introduced, and within 45 days of the date the buck was withdrawn.

What We Bring

We bring all of the equipment required to do the scanning:

  • A special scanning crate and Plattley panels that we can connect to the end of your race.
  • An automatic three-way pneumatic drafting system that we can attach to the front of the crate so that you can draft off dries, twins etc as soon as each doe has been scanned, saving you from double handling at a later date (this is optional depending upon what diagnostic option you have chosen).
  • An invertor generator to provide our own power, so we can set up our equipment anywhere on your property (you may wish us to scan different mobs in different locations).

Our scanning crate & drafting system are both Prattley-compatible.

What You Need to Provide

You will need to provide enough staff to:

  • Bring in the does to be scanned and keep them flowing through the race.
  • Mark each doe (as required) after it is scanned.
  • Have enough water for the scanning equipment (about 30 litres per 1,000 goats).

In our experience 2-3 staff is generally enough.

You will also need to provide spray or chalk for marking the scanned animals.

Available Diagnostic Options

You can choose one of the following options:

  • All triplets, twins, singles and dries.
  • Percentage of triplets (the Scanner will call the triplets that are easily seen - this option usually picks up around 60% of triplets), plus all twins, singles and dries.
  • All twins, singles and dries.
  • Wet or dry.

In addition you can also choose to diagnose:

  • Lates (the Scanner will identify late does based on the date that you specify);

or

  • Cycles (the Scanner will identify does according to the 17 day division in which they became pregnant).

If you want us to assign does into categories other than those described above (e.g. cycles less than 17 days), please tell us your specific requirements at the time you book a scan or request a free quote.

Booking a Scan

If you would like to receive a free quote before booking a scan, you can get a free quote here.

If are ready to go ahead with your booking you can book a scan here. Before your booking is finalised we will always contact you to establish the date that works best for both of us and confirm the cost.

 

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