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15:12 Sep 14, 2007
English to French translations [PRO] Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / zootechnics
English term or phrase:beef operations
2. Hormonal assays
Hormonal assays of blood or urine are routinely used to determine pregnancy status in humans and to a lcertain extent in horses. This method is not practical or economical in cattle.
For dairy cattle there is a commercially available assay for testing milk samples for progesterone [pregnancy hormone}. The accuracy of the test depends on the timing of the sampling. For best results, samples should be taken at 19 days following mating, alternatively a series of samples should be taken This procedure renders the tcst impractical for nearly all ///beef operations./// Even in idea! conditions this test is only 8O-85% accurate.