We have many herds on regular routine fertility visits. We have four ultrasound scanners so we can diagnose pregnancy from 30 days after service. Freshly calved cows are checked to see that they are clean after calving and cows not yet seen in heat are examined and given appropriate treatment. With the cost of an extra day on a calving interval at £2.50 a cow, this is the best investment in veterinary care and we discount our time for this work that is pre-booked days in advance.
For suckler herds we carry out pregnancy diagnosis after the bull has been taken out so decisions can be made about empty cows. We will synchronise suckler cows for AI and can advise on planning effective programmes.