Alpha Diagnostic International, Inc. (ADI) has officially launched the TruStrip Rapid Progesterone Test Kit for the detection of ovulation in dogs and cows. The kit simplifies the screening process for determining the most ideal breeding time for both dogs and cows, and offers results within a matter of minutes. The product builds upon the previous ELISA-based test kit for ovulation testing supplied by ADI. A video demonstration of the TruStrip Rapid Progesterone Test can be found here
Animal owners have traditionally relied on visual cues, cytological scans of vaginal swabs, ultrasound scans, endoscopic examinations to help determine ovulation, which are time-consuming, expensive, and can often result in missed fertile periods.
“The TruStrip Rapid Progesterone Test Kit will allow dog and cattle owners to determine the ideal time to breed the animal in a much timelier, reliable, and economical fashion compared to the traditional testing methods that they have been relying upon,” says Dr. Masarrat Ali, Scientific Director and President of ADI.
An estimated 5% to 25% of cows are not in heat when inseminated, and inaccurate ovulation detection is one of the mostly costly problems for dairy producers. Every day that a cow is open beyond the 90 days of post-calving can cost producers a loss of up to $3 per cow each day. Progesterone tests can greatly increase both the accuracy and efficiency of ovulation detection.
“The TruStrip Rapid Progesterone Test Kit will have a big impact on the overall productivity and profitability of the dairy farming business due to the significant reduction in the number of open cows,” added Dr. Ali.
The TruStrip Rapid Progesterone Test Kit is available in packs of 10, 25, or 100 tests, contains all reagents, test strips, and positive and negative control samples, and is recommended for use by veterinarians and other individuals who are qualified to draw blood from dogs and cows. For more information, visit the website here