Benefits for beef and dairy producers
Ranchers can count on the TEGO™ Bovine Blood Collection Kit for pregnancy, DNA and disease testing—all essential for maintaining a healthy heard, breeding cows and optimizing pounds weaned per pounds exposed. TEGO™ also enables dairy managers to take samples with minimal stress to the cows or upsetting their routine and milk production. Pregnancies can be confirmed sooner—after just 28 days. DNA testing facilitates breeding for the most desirable traits to improve the productivity of the herd and also identifies carriers of costly diseases.
Retractable, self-contained sharps in the collection device reduce the risk of accidental needle sticks and injury. Passive blood collection cards applied to the cow's ear enable quick and easy blood collection and minimize stress for the animal. These cards also reduce the chance of cross-contamination that can occur with tail sticks.
Collecting blood with our TEGO™ Bovine Blood Collection Kit is as simple as ear-tagging cattle. There's no more need to stand behind the cattle to lift their tails or perform jugular sticks to collect blood samples.
Blood-saturated TEGO™ cards can be placed immediately into the specialized envelopes to protect the blood sample from contamination and allow it to continue to dry. And because the cards can be shipped by regular mail at room temperatures, there is no need for ice packs and bulky shipping containers.
TEGO™ Bovine Blood Collection Kits and TEGO™ Card are verified for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) or pestivirus testing using either ELISA or PCR test methods.
Use for genetic testing such as Arthrogryposis Multiplex, Neuropathic Hydrocephalus, Contractural Arachnodactyly, Tibial Hemimelia, Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca, Idiopathic Epilepsy, Osteopetrosis, and other genetic defects.
Pregnancy testing is fast and easy with TEGO™ cards. Just a few drops of blood on the card provide 99% accurate results for ELISA pregnancy testing in dairy and beef cattle through labs such as Biogenetics Services, Inc., 28 days after exposure. Read more.