You can optimize herd management decisions through the early detection of twins.
Options for management of twin pregnancies varies and includes continued monitoring until birth, culling the cow and abortion with rebreeding are the most common. Making these decisions earlier can be cost effective as cows carrying twins can be managed appropriately.
Twin pregnancies can be detected between 40-70 days with ultrasound.
Twins are undesirable because of their effect on overall herd production rates and the result of the effect on farm profitability. A twin pregnancy may also result in higher rates of early embryonic death, late term abortion, premature and/or difficult calving or the development of various metabolic diseases.
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