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2019 Need to Steady your Scanning Day Nerves?

Dec 5, 2019 | Dairy, Dairy Farm Reproduction

By Emma Franklin, Veterinarian, Anexa Vets Matamata

Hopefully you’re all organised and have your herd scanning booked with Anexa. If you haven’t then make sure you phone us to book it in, before you finish this article as almost every farmer reading this wants their scanning done in the same week! Visit  or phone 0800 284 3838. 


Do you get nervous when the herd is being pregnancy tested? Does scanning day feel like you are sitting an exam and you’re not sure if you have done enough study? Or maybe you did lots of study but you don’t know if you studied the right questions that are going to be asked on the day?!
Preparing for mating is just like doing the hard work before the exams start and scanning day is like getting your results. When the results are excellent, then it is easy to know that all the hard work has paid off, but what if the results aren’t so flash? What do you do next? Forget about it until next season? No!!! 


If you don’t spend a bit of time figuring out the results, then chances are you will find yourself in the same awkward position next year all over again. The time to really make most use of the scanning results is when they are fresh in our mind and we can really understand what’s gone well (or otherwise!).
As part of our Anexa’s scanning service to our clients, we can sit down and review your pregnancy test report with you. This way, we can identify which areas need more focus for next season. We can create a plan that we can refer back to when we do your premating consult after calving.

We try to be organised and contact you, but if you haven’t heard from us shortly after we scan your herd then feel free to give us a nudge to book in your free post-scanning review.

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