Thank you for your interest in Bio Preg Check. We provide a non-invasive, quick response, 97% accurate, embryo safe, quality assured pregnancy test for livestock. Using the BioPRYN blood pregnancy test for cattle, we are able to provide a new, innovative way to determine cattle pregnancy in your operation.
Our office will be closed May 30 - June 4, and will re-open June 5. We will also be closed July 2 - 5 and will re-open July 6. Please schedule you collections accordingly. Thank you, and have a great summer.
| Bio Preg Check uses and markets the BioPRYN blood pregnancy test for cattle.
BioPRYN® (Pregnancy Ruminant Yes/No) is a pregnancy detection procedure in cattle. It measures the presence of Pregnancy-Specific Protein B (PSPB) in the blood circulation of the animal. The PSPB is a protein that is produced by the placenta of the growing fetus. BioPRYN® begins with collection of a blood sample (2cc) from the animal. The samples are then shipped to a laboratory where an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is performed. Reports may be downloaded directly into ranch management software. Using BioPRYN® assures accuracy. When the livestock producer or veterinarian draws blood samples from the animal(s) at the correct time (28 days post natural breeding, 28 days after AI, and 34 days of embryo life in the case of embryo transfer) after breeding and 72 days after calving in cattle, the pregnancy question is answered within 27 hours after testing begins!
We now offer the BioPRYN® Quick Test. This test has the same accuracy as the 27 hour test but the producer can receive the results inthe same day that they are received in the lab. BioPRYN® Quick Test is $3.75 per sample with a minimum of 50 samples. Please call for more information about BioPRYN® Quick Test.
When to use Bio Preg Check and How to Prepare Your Herd:
Cattle 28 DPB & 90 Days Post Calving - Cost: $2.75
Cattle (Embryo Transfer) 25 days post-implant or 32 days post-head - Cost: $2.75
How to prepare for using bioPRYN®The herd owner or vet follows these simple tasks:
-Makes a list of all eligible animals
-Assembles Vacuatiner® tubes (red or gray and red topped), needle holders, and needles (1 inch, 18 or 20 gauge) from a vet supplier.
-Samples at least 2 cc (5 cc for wildlife) of blood
-Avoids cross contamination by using new supplies for each animal.
-Labels each tube using water-insoluble ink or pencil with the tube sequence # and the animal #.
Tube Labeling Instructions:-Packages samples for delivery to the laboratory
-Encloses a Sample Submittal Form with the sample and tube sequence numbers and list and fills in the blanks on the form.
The sample submittal form indicates how tests results are to be delivered (mail, fax, phone, e-mail).
More Helpful Information....Click here for more Frequently Asked Questions.
About Us: The Schwertner family has been involved in the livestock dealer business for over 63 years. Teresa Schwertner is the fourth generation involved in the cattle auction barn business. H.W. (Billy) Schwertner, auction proprietor and rancher first started using BioPRYN®, the blood-based pregnancy test in his own cattle in January 2007. The test worked well on their breeding herd, so Teresa Schwertner opened Bio Preg Check, LLC in April 2008 in Wharton, Texas. Teresa, who has been involved in the auction business for 30 years, is the owner and operates the laboratory. She handles the technician duties, marketing, and the day-to-day operations of the business. Dr. Tom Gary is the DVM on staff and Billy Schwertner and Bernard Lee handle the public relations.
In the first nine months of the laboratory, a total of 15,204 samples were assayed. In 2009, the pregnancy checks handled in the lab has grown by 30 percent, and we expect it to continue to increase this year. The BioPRYN® test is growing rapidly in the beef cattle business in the southern states. Teresa says the BioPRYN® test is working great for the large beef cattle producers, but also fits the small urban rancher. Some of the factors for the success is the ease of the blood collection process, the accuracy of the test, and its affordability.
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|Bio Preg Check
8810 CR 215
PO Box 141 (Shipping)
Anderson, TX 77830
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